Tags » Speech Recognition

Speech Interfaces like Alexa are trying to change the way we use language. They won’t succeed.

Alexa, are you listening?

She is.

She’s listening so closely, in fact, that you can’t talk about her.

I was over at a good buddy’s house, and he has an Amazon Echo. 1,105 more words


The language of Romance

When we hear Catalan nowadays we think of Barcelona, of Gaudí, of Miró and the strange sounding language with hints of Spanish that so many Barcelona dwellers speak – and this makes us question why we bothered learning Spanish at school. 364 more words

The sound of impending failure

Sound is an incredibly valuable means of communicating information. Most motorists are familiar with the alarming noise of a slipping belt drive. My grandfather could diagnose issues with the brakes on heavy rail cars with his ears. 1,286 more words


Artificial Intelligence


Since the invention of computers or machines, their capability to perform various tasks went on growing exponentially. Humans have developed the power of computer systems in terms of their diverse working domains, their increasing speed, and reducing size with respect to time. 393 more words

Detecting the pattern of speech

By now it is pretty obvious that speech recognition is taking over the world, and so long as it doesn’t go all Hal 9000 on us, then the future looks very interactive. 446 more words

Google planning AI tools for Pi makers this year

Google is intending to expand the dev tools available to makers using the Raspberry Pi microprocessor to power their projects this year — potentially offering software tools for face- and emotion-recognition, speech-to-text translation, natural language processing, sentiment analysis, predictive analytics and more. 501 more words


Marvin the Respeaker

I have been playing with the Seeedstudio Respeaker Kickstarter device.

It is designed to enable you to build your own Amazon Echo or Echo Dot devices and is similar to the circuit board from an Echo Dot. 448 more words