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Toyota Speech-Enabled Robot To Rocket Into Space

Toyota Speech-Enabled Robot To Rocket Into Space

Toyota is using its speech recognition technology to conduct the first robot-human conversation experiment in space. The robot, dubbed Kirobo, is a 13.4-inch humanoid that was developed in conjunction with Dentsu Inc., The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, and Robo Garage Co., Ltd. The robot will board the Kounotori […]

Microsoft Makes Speech Recognition Faster and More Accurate on Windows Phone 8

Microsoft Makes Speech Recognition Faster and More Accurate on Windows Phone 8

Thanks to scientists at Microsoft, Bing’s voice search and voice-to-text are now twice as fast and 15 percent more accurate on Windows Phone 8. The Microsoft Research (MSR) team has been working on improvements in speed and accuracy over the past year by using Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) technology. The researchers found that DNNs can […]

Apple Revamps Siri

Apple Revamps Siri

Apple lifted the veil on its new version of Siri iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, showcasing updates that include new voices, languages, and integration with Bing and Twitter. Eddy Cue, Apple, senior vice president, Internet Software and Services, presented the updates which include a new female voice, as […]

Google Glasses Competitor Shows Off Alternative

Google Glasses Competitor Shows Off Alternative

It was bound to happen. While Google Glasses has made headlines before it has even gone to market, it is already facing competition. Taiwan–based Oculon Optoelectronic recently demoed its own version of an optoelectronic product simply named H.M.D. (Head-Mounted Display). The company hasn’t offered much information about the offering, but unveiled a prototype at the […]