Posts Tagged ‘Audible’

The Audible Web?

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Reuven Cohen of Forbes recently wrote, “New audible interaction methods and API standards could be poised to usher in a new generation of web technology. Technology specifically tailored to interact with us as individuals rather than having us adapt to interact with the web. At the heart of this transformation is a new crop of technologies focused on natural language interaction through the use of verbal commands. In its most simple form, speech recognition is the ability to translate spoken words into text. The technology is certainly not a new concept; it has been around for almost 60 years. In 1954, the so-called Georgetown-IBM experiment was an influential demonstration of the first machine-based translation program.” Read more

LG, Microsoft Seek To Give Siri Some More Competition

Siri’s got more company: LG Electronics Quick Voice is scheduled to make its appearance on the LG Optimus Vu Android smart phones at the end of the month. Now there are three voice-enabled mobile personal assistants, including the Samsung S Voice on the Galaxy SIII Android smartphones.

Or maybe make that four? Microsoft and Audible have teamed up: Microsoft demonstrated some of the results on the Windows Phone 8 platform at its Windows Phone Developer Summit yesterday. It showcased the capability for developers to integrate speech response and recognition directly into software programs through APIs, so that users can have interactive voice conversations with their applications.

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