Now you can speak Hindi into the microphone and you computer will turn your voice into editable digital text. Such speech recognition has long been available for English and other languages but it comes to an Indian language Hindi for the first time from IBM.

This Hindi transcription technology will enable the Hindi speaking belt of India to interact with Bank ATMs, railways and airline terminals in Hindi – what they speak will show up on the screen in Hindi font.

IBM Hindi Voice recognition software can can recognize more than 75,000 Hindi words and the accuracy is around 90-95 per cent. Related: Convert Speech to Text