When we’re dealing with the subject of voice recognition, not only do you have to contend with being able to recognize the actual voice, but there’s also the task of text prediction; how words are going to be used in a particular context.
For the most part, Google has done a lot to refine the voice recognition engine that they’re currently using in a lot of the Droid phones, but in order to make this process even better, there needs to be a probability, a predictability, of the phrase that should follow particular words.
Now with the introduction of Google scribe, I think that on the surface it’s an fascinating tool to play with, but the reality is that Google is going to use this information to refine the text prediction for voice recognition.
Google scribe is a new offering from the labs of Google. basically the premise of the tool is to predict the forthcoming words or phrases based upon the information that your typing write now. Google has been doing this to some extent with their search engine for a long time, now they seem to be integrating it with their Gmail account.
it’s an interesting concept, believe the offering to be something as a data collection tool for the purpose of developing their voice recognition engine; which is very wise .
I believe that voice recognition is going to be a very competitive area in the coming years. I can visualize voice recognition being used in just about every facet of technology.
If you look at technologies that attempt to simplify the typing process, such as SWYPE, You realize that it’s really a stopgap for the ultimate replacement voice recognition. There’s no easier way to get information into a computer than with speaking information.
Google is already going after the TV market, attempting to release their own version of Google TV next year, but the fact is using a remote control to do this type of entry is going to be very difficult; It’s not going to be entertaining and it’s not going to be fun- it has to be easy.
I’m not really focusing on the TV market, I’m more focused on basically any technology that Google offers; this includes the Google Operating system [AnDroid]. If Google can successfully execute and integrate voice recognition technology Into all the technology offerings that they’ve, it’ll be an obvious choice for manufacturers and hardware providers.
I would suspect by the time Google finishes collecting as much information as they want, there should be highly developed dictionary of predicted text/phrases.
I’m not stating this is their first attempt to attempt to collect this type of information, but at this point, it seems fairly obvious that that’s what they’re attempting to do.
I look forward to the point that I can do voice searches for the channels on the television that I would like to watch.
Until next time,
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