We at Speech Tech Blog wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we offer you a humble gift: The Talking Turkey Plush Toy. Just squeeze this this little fellow and hear him say “gobble, gobble, gobble” which, in Turkey-Language, translates roughly to “help, don’t kill me, please.” And of course […]
Ever feel like manually pressing the buttons on that remote control is too much work? Me too. Well, fear not, Gentle Reader: Things are about to get a whole lot easier. Oki Japan and a team from Waseda University are working on a speech recognition powered remote control that pulls a single target voice from […]
Computer and Video Game Publisher Ubisoft has released Tom Clancy’s End War, which is controlled by Speech Recognition Technology. Well, sort of. From a review on bit-tech.net: “The developer, Ubisoft Shanghai, has cheated a little though. Rather than use the software to recognise actual words, it is used to recognise the sounds that make up […]
In what could be another step toward a future in which humans are enslaved to vindictive, super-intelligent robot masters, Nintendo has released a multimodal “interactive cooking coach” for Nintendo DS. Personal Trainer: Cooking features the electronic “DS Chef,” voice-recognition technology, two hundred forty recipes from around the world, and video cooking demonstrations. The product can […]
Now that Google has released Voice Search for it’s Google Mobile App for iPhone, reports of problems with the speech recognition are being reported. Evidently, Voice Search works really well in North America, but is posing some challenges for users Britain. For example, one user spoke a search for “fish,” only to retrieve the search […]
As promised, the Speech Technology News Feature about Google’s new voice search for iPhone.
A few days ago, we brought you this post about Google’s new voice search for the iPhone. And as expected, Google is being typically reticent about this development. But fear not, gentle reader: We at Speech Tech Blog are not done yet. In fact, as soon as I am done with this blog post, I […]