Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Speech solutions: is it time to take this technology more seriously?

By Jennifer Axelrad, SVOX
Thursday 13 January 11

'Handset developers are seeing the benefits of implementing speech systems to streamline the search process'

  The recent uptake of speech solutions on mobile phones has been impressive. Reviews of mobile devices have also highlighted positive reactions to speech technologies such as text-to-speech and speech recognition. This marks a positive shift in consumer attitudes towards speech solutions, leaving behind pre-conceived notions of poor accuracy, quality and ease of use. Speech solutions are starting to be recognised as vital enablers for end-users in cars, mobile phones and other consumer electronics devices. San Francisco based journalist Robert Fortner stated earlier this year that speech recognition accuracy plateaued in 2001 and that it would never reach the accuracy levels that were portrayed in forward…

  The recent uptake of speech solutions on mobile phones has been impressive. Reviews of mobile devices have also highlighted positive reactions to speech technologies such as text-to-speech and speech recognition. This marks a positive shift in consumer attitudes towards speech solutions, leaving behind pre-conceived notions of poor accuracy, quality and ease of use. Speech solutions are starting to be recognised as vital enablers for end-users in cars, mobile phones and other consumer electronics devices. San Francisco based journalist Robert Fortner stated earlier this year that speech recognition accuracy plateaued in 2001 and that it would never reach the accuracy levels that were portrayed in forward…

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