Items tagged with speech recognition

Although you may not agree after getting off the phone with your bank, speech recognition technology really has come a long way in the past 20 years. There’s still plenty of room for improvement, however, and Microsoft has been working on technology that is making for some big changes in real-time speech recognition. Microsoft’s Chief Research Officer, Rick Rashid, recently provided a pretty impressive demonstration of its capabilities. The new speech recognition technique, developed by Microsoft with the University of Toronto, is called Deep Neural Networks. Based on human brain behavior,... Read more...
Is Skynet nearly upon us?A Japanese program has been created that finishes people's sentences, according to a report in New Scientist.A team from the National Instititute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba developed it and they claim it's virgin territory. There have been plenty of speech recognition software programs in the past, and they've gotten a bad rep, though the technology has improved immensely in recent years.This however, takes a step past simple speech recognition and finishes your sentences for you.There are some actual practical applications, too, the report... Read more...
Microsoft was demo'ing Speech Recognition technology that is currently built into Vista.  As the old saying goes, "the best demo is no demo"...  ouch. Dear Aunt, let's set so the double the killer delete select all.... Read more...
Movies have always featured computers that perform actions based on user voice commands. Although voice interfaces are still not common place in homes today, for many years software has been available for speech recognition. Anandtech has posted an intresting article, discussing all aspects of speed recognition software currently available for computers. Issues such as health consideration, software products, speech accuracy, and processor utilization are explained in detail. Why does any of this really matter? I mean, we're all basically familiar with using... Read more...