05/22/2012, Nuance Communications, a provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the globe, has just unveiled Dragon Drive, the company’s latest voice platform created and designed specifically for cars. Dragon Drive promises to give car owners the capability to send and read text messages by voice, thanks to the company’s voice recognition technology used in applications like Dragon Dictation. Nuance said that Dragon Drive’s messaging service will be followed by […]
12/08/2011, Attempting to talk to someone on the phone while in a super noisy area tends to be a bit difficult to say the least. Sure handset manufacturers have created chips and technology to help filter out unwanted background noise, but now a patent by Apple has revealed that the Cupertino company has plans to take noise cancellation to the next level via voice recognition.
10/11/2011, One of the interesting questions I had about Siri is that will it work across the board? Voice recognition on paper sounds great, but given that even in a country like the US where the English language is spoken a great deal, but what about those who speak english with an accent? Would Siri be able to differentiate and recognize those users as well?
09/16/2011, Voice recognition apps are cool and they can be incredibly handy too. Google has just such a tool available, which Android users should already be familiar with – Voice Actions. Unfortunately it has always been catered to the American market, which means that for those who don’t speak the English language as their first language will have some difficulty when using the feature.
08/25/2011, Fast forward a few years and you might have this question asked, “What’s the difference between an iPhone and a dog?” The correct answer would be “None”, as they both would be able to identify owners by one’s voice alone, at least one particular piece of speculation goes to plan. This will be in addition to recognizing standard voice commands, as future iPhone software might just be able to use […]
08/15/2011, A while back we reported that thanks to some digging through the iOS 5 beta, developers have discovered a new button in the OS that would allow speech-to-text capabilities. It is believed that this feature would be making use of Nuance’s technology although it was not revealed during Apple’s WWDC earlier this year.
04/14/2011, Professor Xavier of the X-Men has this psychic controlled wheelchair, but that doesn’t good ol’ Chuck should be wasting some of those powers to move around Shi’iar technology when roboticists over at the Case Western Reserve University have managed to come up with a new smart wheelchair that lets you control it using a joystick (or an Xbox controller) as well as voice commands. To make things more interesting so […]
12/14/2010, Google has just announced an update to Google Voice Search for Android–the update requires Android 2.2 Froyo or higher and is now available as a free download or upgrade in Android Market. In the new Google Voice Search settings, there is an option for “Personalized recognition,” which when enabled will “begin to associate the recordings of the words that you ask us to recognize with your Google account.” This helps […]
12/03/2010, It looks like things are beginning to heat up in the realm of natural user interfaces as Google just recently acquired Phonetic Arts to have more natural sounding synthesis of voice. Google has been pursuing voice as part of its natural user interface strategy, and voice features have been found on mobiles and Android through Google Translate, Google Maps with Navigation, Voice Search, Voice Input, and Voice Actions. Now, with […]