Google Crowdsource lets you help the company with language translation, handwriting recognition and map translation accuracy.
Google has a formidable AI team working on everything from photo recognition to email spam filtering. But for some tasks, it’s looking for the human touch — yours, specifically.
The online giant on Monday released a new Android app called Crowdsource that lets you contribute your own suggestions to language translation, handwriting recognition and street sign transcription.
“Each microtask takes no more than five to 10 seconds, so knock away a few the next time you find yourself with a few moments to kill,” Google suggests in the app description. “Every time you use it, you know that you’ve made the internet a better place for your community.”
It might be more accurate to say that it makes Google’s internet services more useful, not the entire internet, since Google doesn’t offer free access to the underlying data of Google Maps or Google Translate.
Google’s English-French translation has plenty of raw material to work with for good results, the company said, but that’s not true of all languages. But even a small number of new translations and translation verifications can really help Indic language translation, Google said.
The company has offered other opportunities for people to help for years. Google Maps has accepted contributions for years, and there’s long been a “contribute a better translation” option on Google Translate. Its Recaptcha service uses hard-to-read text to keep robots off online services — and uses the results to help Google understand words in Google Books and addresses and signs in Google Maps.
Some handwriting samples in Crowdsource are more easily recognized than others.
Honestly, it’s hard to avoid helping companies these days. Just buying something on Amazon tells the company a little bit of useful information for what to recommend to people and how to set prices. Watching a movie on Netflix provides the same kind of data. Giving a song a thumbs-up or adding it to a playlist helps you find it later, but it also tells companies like Spotify, Apple, Deezer and Google what’s hot and what’s not.
Google offers some perks, too. The Crowdsource app tallies your points and shows them next to a trophy image. Going beyond a feel-good gesture, though Google Maps’ Local Guides program gives people a terabyte of free Google Drive online storage – though only if they reach advanced levels of participation. Maybe Google should consider more attainable perks for those help its bottom line.
2 Best Ways to Extend your Data Plan
If there’s anything you need more aside from food, then it’s probably data.
Civilization has gotten more digital than ever, tech has rapidly evolved – so as apps. And regardless of what uses these apps provide, most of them need our mobile data to run efficiently.
Mobile networks are aware of these, and the cost data is obviously getting less expensive than it was. Thankfully, no matter what part of the world you’re in, there’s always a data plan for everyone.
But still, there is still a way to get the most out of your data plan without unnecessary usage that you might not even be aware of.
Now forget what similar articles you might have seen before, if you follow these two simple tips, you’ll definitely notice change in your data exhaustion rate.
1 • Turn off Apps Background Data
As simple as this may seem, a lot of individuals don’t even know this. Turning off background data for some certain apps can save you a lot of money not just data only.
Reason is, some apps use your data even if you don’t have them open. It all happens in the background.
Here’s how to turn off apps background data.
First, go to Settings, then to Apps
Click whichever app you don’t need background data
Below the app details, click data usage
Click on the toggle beside the background data
You can do these for as many apps you wish not to use your data unnecessarily in the background.
2 • Install Datally
Datally is another app from Google with the initiative of conserving more data for its Android users. The app is lightweight, its latest version is just little above 5MB.
Adding to this, it comes with a bunch of useful features like data saver that allows you to block data background usage or unwanted notifications from apps with ease, and also a detailed statistics of your data usage.
My favorite feature is the Bubble that gives real-time data usage of the app you’re using at that moment
One tip though (more like an advice), if you’re at any point managing data stay far from YouTube. But if you still have the itch to watch youtube video, go for the lite version of the app, YouTube Go. Because I heard some people only get their senses back with the “your data is remaining 100MB” message. 🙄
Okay that will be all for now. If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to assist.
Thanks for reading, hopefully I’ll see you in the next post.
These 10 Stunning Photo Concepts Will Give You A Lot To Think About
1. DRUGS BETRAYAL
I was in pain and in search for Joy I found more pain, and this time it was unbearable cause I was left all alone and broken.. Had no alternatives so I turned to some ‘Pills and Portions’ which had promised to be a friend. In my lonely world, I embraced my only source of friendship so tight that I didn’t notice I was about to get betrayed.. Lost in the addictive relationship of drugs, I wondered how come I still felt so empty when I had found a friend already..
Days of trauma and addiction ran into weeks which skipped into years, and now here I am in Chains cause I never knew I had found a friend in bondage, I never knew the So-called Pills and Portions came along with Tricks and plots to make me more miserable than I ever was…. Now, I realized that my search for Joy had led me into My END.. Oh! I made my search wrongly, spent years searching with my eyes cast with a selfish and deceitful desire that I couldn’t recognize the enemy in disguise: DRUGS..
THE QUEST FOR PLEASURE HAS LED MANY DESTINIES TO THE QUIET GRAVE.. PLEASE, SHUN DRUG ABUSE, #SHUN #ONETAP. DON’T LET WRONG INFLUENCE TAMPER WITH YOUR CHOICE AND DESIRE.. TAKE A BOLD STAND TODAY AND JOIN ME #SAYNOTODRUGS.. Please, Share This message and Save Someone, God bless you..
2. The fight against drug abuse would never end until you realize the world awaits you to speak.. In a time like this when we’ve got no voice to listen to cause they all got cracked with smokes, why not be the voice that would make the change… I know maybe you’re not reading this clearly cause you’ve not really recovered from the #ONETAP you took few hours ago, but listen YOU STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO CAUSE CHANGE, let’s save a drowning generation, let’s save a friend today.. The NO TO DRUG ABUSE BEGINS WITH YOU.. LET’S teach our youths to cultivate weed instead of digesting them in ignorance..
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