31 Aug '14, 8am

Speech recognition technology enters next phase of development vía @New_Electronics

But that is how long it has taken to crack this particular nut and speech is finally becoming the kind of interface its developers claimed it would be. Examples abound, from PCs featuring SR in their operating systems like Windows 7 and 8, to many of the major automotive brands, to mobile devices – think Siri, the ground breaking SR system used by Apple, and Google Now – to hosts of others. To cite just a selection: healthcare – for medical documentation; military – high performance aircraft like the Eurofighter Typhoon; training air traffic controllers; automatic translation; robotics; and aerospace – NASA's Mars Polar Lander used SR. SR's success is down to one simple reason: it now works. Previously, factors like lack of accuracy, sensitivity to noise, over dependence on training to a particular voice and similar problems meant it worked in principle, but not in practic...

Full article: http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-technology/sp...

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