Google Word Coach: Does It Help Users Expand Their English Or Google Get Smarter?

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:10 am 7 by
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Almost a week ago, Susanta Sahoo shared with me on Twitter a screen shot of a new feature in Google search named "Google Word Coach." I emailed Google about it immediately only only last night did Google finally get back to me.

Here is what the feature looks like:

Google Word Coach

It is for non-US based search results to help those searching for definitions or translation expand their English.

Google said:

Google Word Coach is a game designed to help expand English-language vocabulary in a fun and engaging way. It appears under our dictionary and translate boxes or when someone searches for “Google Word Coach.” It launched this month in non-English speaking countries and also in India. It may come to other countries and languages in the future.

Here is a video of it in action:

Of course, yea, it might help users expand their English vocabulary but I bet it also helps Google train their Google language algorithms. I mean, this is how Google Translate and Google language processing gets better.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: In 2022, Google added a way to add a quick link to your phone to Word Coach:

 

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