speech recognition technology

speech recognition technology

A guide to all the insane predictions made by Google's new engineering director

Google announces voice-based questions and answers for iPad and iPhone

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During today’s search event, Google is discussing the future of search, and we got to hear from Scott Huffman, the Engineering Director of Mobile for the search company. We’ve heard “natural language” and “speech recognition technology” pop up quite a bit during the talks, and Google Now is clearly a...
Google announces voice-based questions and answers for iPad and iPhone

AT&T opens Watson Speech APIs to developers

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AT&T is aiming to bring speech recognition technology to a greater array of devices, and the company is turning to outside developers to realize that aim. The telecom giant is opening up the speech APIs for its Watson technology to the developer community.......
AT&T opens Watson Speech APIs to developers

PlaySay gamifies language learning with speech recognition app

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PlaySay has launched a new language learning app on the Apple iTunes App Store that allows people to learn to speak a foreign language using a non-classroom, game-like setting. The goal of the PlaySay Survival app is to take learning out of the classroom and make learning a language more...
PlaySay gamifies language learning with speech recognition app

Apple Does Deal With GM To Integrate Siri Eyes Free Into New Models

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Models from the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic Ranges will have Apple's personal assistant on the MyLink infotainment system. Siri, Apple's ever-improving personal assistant, is to be integrated into three of GM's new car models. Two versions of the Chevrolet Spark and the Sonic LTZ and RS will use Bluetooth...
Apple Does Deal With GM To Integrate Siri Eyes Free Into New Models

Meet Truth Teller, An Automated Political Fact-Checking App

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Move over PolitiFact, there's a new fact checker in town. This week, The Washington Post debuted a news app that can fact check speeches, virtually in real time. It's called Truth Teller, and for countless journalists and citizens looking to determine the accuracy and legitimacy of political statements, it's a step towards toward...
Meet Truth Teller, An Automated Political Fact-Checking App
Microsoft's new Xbox will include improved Siri-like speech recognition

Samsung submits patent application for speech-recognizing robot

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Samsung will soon launch its Siri-style S Voice software on the Galaxy S III, but in the more distant future it could bring speech recognition technology to standalone robots. A patent application from the company details an automaton that can adjust its voice detection capabilities to account for ambient...
Samsung submits patent application for speech-recognizing robot

AT&T Launches Voice-Controlled Remote App for U-verse TV

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In Season Five of “30 Rock,” Alec Baldwin’s character, Jack Donaghy, introduced a voice-controlled TV remote that — though hilarious — didn’t work too well. But maybe AT&T can get it right. Today, the company introduced a new mobile app that allows AT&T U-verse TV customers to operate their TV...
AT&T Launches Voice-Controlled Remote App for U-verse TV

Language breakthrough: Microsoft system turns English into Mandarin, in speaker's voice

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What happens in the video above is a potential breakthrough in speech recognition technology that could help to break down language barriers between countries and cultures. Microsoft Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid is speaking to an audience of Chinese students. He says a sentence in English, and seconds later,...
Language breakthrough: Microsoft system turns English into Mandarin, in speaker's voice

QNX builds in-car speech framework with AT&T's Watson, knows our true intentions

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QNX wants to put an end to in-car voice systems that require an awkward-sounding syntax to get the job done. As part of its CES launches, it's rolling out a framework for its speech recognition technology leaning on AT&T's Watson engine. By offloading the phrase interpretation to AT&T's servers,...
QNX builds in-car speech framework with AT&T's Watson, knows our true intentions

UK regulator orders mobile and landline providers to improve 'text relay' features for impaired users

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All landline and mobile phone providers are being forced to develop a new and improved ‘text relay’ service to help people with hearing and speech impairments. The decision was announced today by Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industry, following a review and consultation with...
UK regulator orders mobile and landline providers to improve 'text relay' features for impaired users

YouTube automatic captions now available in Spanish

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Cross posted from the Blog de YouTube en Español Last year, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views, or about 140 views for every person on earth. As the world tunes in to YouTube, we want everyone, in every language, to have the same opportunity to enjoy YouTube. So today,...
YouTube automatic captions now available in Spanish

Dolphin Mobile Browser Adds Voice Control for iOS: Party Trick or Value Add?

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If a mobile browser adds voice navigation, and no one is around to talk to it, does it make a dent in the marketplace? Dolphin, the Sequoia Capital funded iOS and Android browser known previously for its gesture based navigation, has integrated Nuance speech recognition technology, the engine behind Apple’s...
Dolphin Mobile Browser Adds Voice Control for iOS: Party Trick or Value Add?

Breaking down borders: Bing translator app now available for Windows Phone 8

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The Bing Translator App uses Augmented Reality Translation to easily translate text. Whether or not Microsoft is poised to lead the way in the tablet, video game and search engine arenas is still to be determined. But when it comes to language translation technology, the Redmond-based software company is...
Breaking down borders: Bing translator app now available for Windows Phone 8
Even Ray Kurzweil is nervous about a future with hyper-intelligent machines

Text safely while driving by using your voice, thanks to YC company Sonalight

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While we’re here at YC Demo Day, one of the companies that caught our eye was Sonalight. The company has an extremely powerful voice controlled app that will let you send and receive texts without worrying about taking your attention away from the road. During the presentation, the speech recognition...
Text safely while driving by using your voice, thanks to YC company Sonalight
DEMO: The big Silicon Valley launch extravaganza, set for Oct 1-3
TeleNav adds voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation to its Scout iPhone app

Russia's Yandex launches its first US app: Wonder, an experiment in voice-controlled social search

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Until now Yandex, widely known as Russia’s equivalent of Google, has stuck to Russian-speaking markets and Turkey, but today it’s launching its first US product – an experimental, voice controlled iOS app called Wonder. Wonder, which has just gone live on the App Store, is a social search app using...
Russia's Yandex launches its first US app: Wonder, an experiment in voice-controlled social search

Samsung blocking Vlingo-powered “S-Voice” feature for non-Galaxy S III users

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Shortly after the new Siri-like “S-Voice” voice assistant feature of Samsung’s new Galaxy S III made it’s way to other Android devices via an available APK, reports confirm Samsung has begun to block non S III users from accessing the service. XDA Developer community members confirmed (via TNW) that Vlingo,...
Samsung blocking Vlingo-powered “S-Voice” feature for non-Galaxy S III users
iSpeech develops a Siri for our living rooms

Swype raises the bar for mobile text input — here’s how you can take part

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Typing is definitely the lousiest part of using a phone or tablet. Despite hundreds of variations on keyboards, gestures, writing, and voice input utilities, tasks like entering email addresses, typing text messages, and (shudder) long emails are still painful compared to using a laptop or desktop. This pathos is exemplified by an...
Swype raises the bar for mobile text input — here’s how you can take part
Chinese Manufacturers, Carriers And Developers Form an Alliance to Block Apple's Siri in China
University sues Apple for allegedly stealing tech that powers Siri

YouTube En Español: Google Adds Automatic Spanish Video Translation

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News updates all day from Fast Company.YouTube rolled out automatic Spanish captioning for most of the site's videos today. Using licensed speech recognition technology and the Google Translate API, YouTube is able to offer on-the-fly Spanish subtitles for more than 157 million English-language videos. According to YouTube software engineer Hoang...
YouTube En Español: Google Adds Automatic Spanish Video Translation

Ray Kurzweil, Father Of The Singularity, Is Going To Work At Google

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Ray Kurzweil, one of the most wide-eyed futurists around, is going to work at Google. Kurzweil is one of the foremost authors responsible for the popularity of the notion of technological singularity, the idea that artificial intelligence will someday (soon) reach a crescendo of self-improvement, kicking off an endlessly growing...
Ray Kurzweil, Father Of The Singularity, Is Going To Work At Google
AT&T Opening Watson Speech Recognition To Developers With New APIs In June

Nuance's "Nina" Brings Voice Activated Search To OfficeDrop's Document Management Service

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Document management provider OfficeDrop has a new capability for voice activated search that represents just the start in how mobile apps are changing with the advent of natural language, speech recognition technology. The service is built on Nuance, the Boston-based company that has developed a speech recognition service called Nina, which debuted in...
Nuance's "Nina" Brings Voice Activated Search To OfficeDrop's Document Management Service
Zoobe Wants To Cute-Ify Your Voice Messages With Animated 3D Cartoon Avatars
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