Voice Recognition – will it ever really go mainstream?
Posted by Sam Calvert
Online trends writer
July 11th 2012 at 9:00
Voice recognition has been a much hyped technology over the last few years, and many companies want to use natural language to replace their telephone systems so instead of pushing 1 for sales, you might just say ‘sales’ and be connected (what do you think of this concept? Love it or hate it?)
BT acquired a company called Ribbit a couple of years ago, and I have been using voice recognition on my voicemail since then in a trial version. It’s not too bad but occasionally my girlfriend saying ‘it’s only me’ comes through from ‘Sunnie Mae’ – to which I wonder if there is any apple pie on offer.
I must admit to not being a huge fan of voice activated software, after all, having an Antipodean accent and therefore only one vowel sound means that six sounds a lot like…well you know…
However recent advances in technology for voice recognition mean that detecting accents and words has become much better, so I decided I’d experiment and see If I might be able to use voice recognition software for transferring my notes of the day and actions into bits and bytes so I can easily send them out to meeting attendees.
Did it work?
Well, this entire blog post was ‘written’ using Dragon Dictation software on my iPad – then corrected a bit by me for those who like to understand what I’m actually writing about.
I’ve pasted the original dictated version below so you can judge for yourself if you think voice recognition software has a place in mainstream use…
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Let us know what you think.
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