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Voice Recognition

Voice or speech recognition includes methodologies and technologies that enable the recognition and translation of spoken language into text by computers and computerized devices. It is also known as "automatic speech recognition" (ASR), "computer speech recognition", or just "speech to text" (STT). Voice recognition applications include voice user interfaces such as voice dialling (e.g. "Call home"), call routing (e.g. "I would like to make a collect call"), appliance control, search, simple data entry, preparation of structured documents, speech-to-text processing, and aircraft (usually termed Direct Voice Input).

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Why hasn't voice recognition really got that much better?

It's been with us for years, still needs training. If you have thick accent you're kinda out in the cold
Remember using Dragon years ago (think it was Dragon) and still having to teach it to recognise my voice by repeating the same stuff over and over
e.g.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/7/15742936/apple-siri-problems-voice-recognition-wwdc-2017

Discuss, do you have a toe in this area of development?
When are we going to be a Star Trek degree of interaction
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by:Brian Matis
@Brandon:
Alas I've never lived in a place large enough that a Sonos system would be a better solution than turning up the volume loud enough to be heard in the few small rooms I have.
Yeah, pretty much the same here. It would have been handy for a few parties, but at only ~1/year, it was hard to justify a Sonos vs. the "good-enough" approach of turning up the volume.
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by:Sina May
One of the perks of moving back East, we can actually afford real estate now ;)
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It is pretty amazing what Amazon has made available to developers now. I am hoping to get to investigate https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/alexa/alexa-voice-service/content/avs-api-overview soon.  This really opens up the door for speech driven applications.
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by:Brandon Lyon
If you have any questions let me know. I've already used the Alexa Skills Kit for some small stuff.
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Voice Recognition

Voice or speech recognition includes methodologies and technologies that enable the recognition and translation of spoken language into text by computers and computerized devices. It is also known as "automatic speech recognition" (ASR), "computer speech recognition", or just "speech to text" (STT). Voice recognition applications include voice user interfaces such as voice dialling (e.g. "Call home"), call routing (e.g. "I would like to make a collect call"), appliance control, search, simple data entry, preparation of structured documents, speech-to-text processing, and aircraft (usually termed Direct Voice Input).

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