Speech Recognition

Popular iOS journal app Day One updated w/ audio recording, new editor interface, more

iOS journaling app Day One today announced a major update to version 3.0. The update brings a slew of new features, including an overhauled editor interface, time-based dark mode, audio recording, and much more.<p>Headlining today’s update is a new editor that is “designed and built from the ground up …

Apps

A look at Facebook's voice ambitions: from developing a speech recognition feature for Facebook and Messenger apps called Aloha to patents for a speaker device

Apps

Facebook seems to be exploring speech recognition with ‘Aloha’ voice testing

Could Facebook be laying the groundwork for an Alexa-like voice assistant?<p>Facebook may be testing speech recognition again with a new “Aloha” voice feature, spotted by frequent app investigator Jane Manchun Wong and reported by <i>TechCrunch</i>, in the latest development in the company’s voice interaction …

Social Media

Facebook to soon launch speech recognition and Instagram to get voice messaging- Technology News, Firstpost

<b>Facebook</b> may soon be finally releasing its own speech recognition named ‘Aloha’ for both the Facebook and <b>Messenger</b> apps and probably more external …

Technology (India)

Facebook app's code hints at ‘Aloha’ speech recognition feature

It's basic, but the first update in the company's voice experiments in some time.<p>Facebook would have been the last big tech company to bring a smart speaker to market, but the company reportedly paused developing it in March when the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted. While the device was …

Facebook

Flipkart acquires speech recognition start-up Liv.ai | Financial Times

Indian ecommerce group Flipkart has sought to steal a march over rival Amazon by acquiring a start-up that turns local languages from speech to text, …

eCommerce

US medical software company implements cloud-based technology

<b>Published Date:</b> 2018-08-20 12:12:41 UTC <b><br>Tags:</b> Big Data, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital, Digital Strategy, Innovation, …

Health Information

News: Transcribe Audio for Free with This Awesome Cross-Platform App

Despite its fifth-place finish in our ranking of the best transcriber apps on iOS, Voicera is still worth highlighting due to numerous factors that …

Apps

Microsoft Launcher beta update cleans up the feed, lets Cortana read texts

Microsoft Launcher beta testers are getting their hands on a fresh set of new features with the Android app's latest update. Ticking up to version …

Android News

Automatic voice recognition when a word is said

I am trying to create a simulation of Alexa or Google Home (very basic). I am using the SpeechRecognition module with the Google as recognizer. I …

Machine Perception

Best APPS of the WEEK

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>BEST<br>APPS<br>of the<br>WEEK<br>August 17, 2018<p>Our Best Apps of the Week …

Apps

Android Go will save users even more space when it gets Pie

Last year, Google launched Android Go, a lightweight version of the operating system based on the trunk version platform — at the time, Android 8.1 …

Tech Trends

How to set up voice dictation on your computer and save your aching fingers

Speak easy.<p>Typing can cause a serious health problem: Repetitive Strain Injury, or RSI, affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. Whether you're worried about damage or just want to give your fingers a break, voice dictation can help. Thanks to steady improvements in voice-recognition …

Software

You can now teach Alexa to speak Hindi, Marathi and other local Indian languages

Users can now teach Alexa -- Amazon's digital assistant -- local Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi and Bengali, with the e-commerce giant today …

India News

Learn your next language faster with Mondly's AI-powered lessons

From self-driving cars to Siri, we've already gotten a taste of what AI can do, and now this groundbreaking technology is making its way to education …

Language Learning

Speech Recognition Finally On The Map

Although speech recognition technology has been around for decades, it’s finally coming into more mainstream usage.<p>Apple’s Siri helped popularize …

Search Engine Marketing

Amazon open sources Alexa ‘auto’ SDK for cars - Open Source Insider

Cloud giant Amazon has announced the open source release of its Alexa Auto SDK (Software Development Kit).<p>The news comes from the company’s Amazon …

Business Technology

Ten unexpectedly useful iPhone apps

While there are millions of iPhone apps, not all of them are useful. We spotlight ten apps that we found not only to be useful, but unexpectedly …

Apps

Study: Speech Recognition Technology Improves Satisfaction, Workflow and Efficiency

The study, “Provider Adoption of Speech Recognition and its impact on Satisfaction, Documentation Quality, Efficiency, and Cost in an Inpatient EHR,” …

Digital Health

Chromebook Apps for Young Learners

Are you a Chromebook user under the age of ten? While you may not be, quite a few students among the almost <b>thirty million students in U.S. schools</b>. …

Apps

2018 finalists – The Midlands

CEO: David Jehring<br>Based: Worcester<br>Specialist Area: Healthcare IT<br>blackpear.com<p>Black Pear’s principle activity is software research and development in the healthcare sector. Its greatest innovation has been the use of the public cloud to create an electronic ‘Shared Plan’ for patients, enabling their …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

How to dictate text and speak commands in Windows 10

Need an alternative way to work in Windows 10 beyond your keyboard and mouse? Try your voice.<p>Using your voice to control Windows can be a helpful …

Windows 10

This Project Is Battling Bias In Speech Recognition

We talked to researchers from one project who are trying to change that by crowdsourcing voices.<p>Voice recognition technology is becoming more …

Machine Learning

Apple's Siri team looks to boost recognition of local destinations

Siri may soon get better at recognizing the name of your favorite local watering hole or burger joint.<p>Apple's Siri Speech Recognition Team said Thursday that it's improved the voice assistant's ability to identify names of local destinations and points of interest.<p>Virtual assistants have been great …

Siri

How Siri finds local destinations in your language

'Accurately recognizing named entities, like small local businesses, has remained a performance bottleneck.' — Siri Speech Recognition TeamPersonal …

Machine Learning

Finding Local Destinations with Siri’s Regionally Specific Language Models for Speech Recognition

Machine Learning

Integrating Cognitive Service Speech Recognition in UWP apps

The Speech service, part of Cognitive Services, is powered by the same technologies used in other Microsoft products, including Cortana and Microsoft …

Asia

Nuance Dragon Anywhere comes to Android and iOS (announcement)

One of the best known and fully featured speech-to-text systems Nuance Dragon Anywhere is now available for Android and iOS. This is a significant …

Apps

Apple explains how it uses U.S. Census data and ML to make Siri a local

In Apple’s latest Machine Learning Journal entry, the Siri Speech Recognition Team shares an overview of the work behind improving Siri’s understanding of names for regional points-of-interest by incorporating the user’s location.<p>Based in part on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Apple has been …

Machine Learning

Dragon Anywhere Brings Mobile Dictation To iOS And Android

Image: Getty Images<p>Nuance Communications Australia has released Dragon Anywhere for Android and iOS mobile devices in Australia. The cloud-based app …

Apps