It looks like all you Speech-Heads are finally getting behind me in my quest to acquire The Guillotine Gary Animated Talking Skeleton. Just this morning, I received a Super Secret Coded Message about Guillotine Gary from a SpeechTechBlog reader–whom I will refer to only as Agent K. The message from Agent K. was important in […]
The Speech Stars are out at Voice Search in beautiful San Diego. Though somewhat small, there is still a pretty interesting smattering of firms represented, from Microsoft on down to Google—both of whom are notoriously difficult to get on the blower (you better believe I’m doing all kinds of legwork to bring some interviews with […]
After all the brouhaha about Kindle 2 and the copyright issues raised by its TTS function, it looks like Amazon has caved. Check out this story for the latest developments.
Ladies and gents, all aboard, the review train is coming. It was a great morning today down at the Speech Tech offices. A huge package arrived from Nuance just stuffed to the brim with copies of NaturallySpeaking 10. You see, my brother Adam B. and I have been angling to get some review copies for […]
I’m sure that all of you Speech-Heads have been following the controversy surrounding Amazon’s Kindle 2 and it’s new TTS feature. A lot has been written and reported about the audio book copyright issues that arise from Kindle 2 converting the text of any book into speech. Well here at Speech Tech Blog, I’m not […]
An examination of the rich History of Speech Technology, reveals an industry dominated by numerous quests–scientists and designers and developers striving to create the latest and greatest in voice technologies. And while these quests have yielded things like TTS, ASR and IVVRs, no Speech Technology Quest has been as storied or heartbreakingly difficult as My […]
Speech Heads, an interesting little item I found on Scientific American‘s podcast, 60-Second Psych about the links between automated speech recognition technology’s efficacy and our own scientific understanding our human cognition. Reporting from American Association for the Advancement of Science, it starts from the premise that what we all want are devices that understand us, […]