Voice recognition; a surge in audio electronics technologies
Voice is a natural and easier way to communicate not only with fellow humans but also with other physical things around us including gadgets. It was such an attractive idea to control electronics by voice. Since electronic computing systems have born, efforts were made to control them by speaking to them, but the results were hardly acceptable and satisfying. It was in the last 10 years, there were significant improvements to reliably communicate to computers and electronic systems through voice. Much can be attributed to success of Apple’s Siri. Although touch interface, which is well used in electronics systems is a human way of interface compared to keyboard, but still speaking to systems is lot more natural than touch and keyboard interface. Earlier with the level of computing and communication resources available, it was extremely complex to design speech recognition technologies to achieve acceptable accuracy. After the successful takeoff of Apple' Siri, now there are good number of speech recognition software applications available working as standalone or cloud dependent. The standalone packages consumes significant computing and memory power compared to cloud powered voice recognition systems .
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Author: Srinivasa Reddy N