Tag Archive for voice recognition

Is Hello Barbie Progress or a Problem?

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by Angela Guess Lauren Walker recently wrote for Newsweek, “Child privacy advocates are looking to shut down ‘Hello Barbie,’ Mattel’s first Wi-Fi connected version of the popular doll. One reason: They say it could be used to spy on children. ‘They really shouldn’t call it ‘Hello Barbie, they should call it Surveillance Barbie,’ said Susan…

How Deep Learning, Voice Recognition Will Change the Internet

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by Angela Guess Writing for Wall Street Cheat Sheet, Jess Bolluyt recently opined, “In a few years, the Internet could look like a very different place than it is today. We’ll be able to complete searches by voice, more efficiently search for images by the people or objects they contain, or use video analysis tools…

How To Really Hear The Voice of the Customer

by Jennifer Zaino There’s a whole lot of customer information out there, including the verbatim comments companies record as part of customer call center surveys or other voice-based interactions. At Verizon Wireless, for example, more than 190 million customers call in daily, weekly and monthly, and sound bites from them during after-call surveys, each a…

Apple’s Siri to Incorporate Neural Network?

Wired’s Robert McMillan recently wrote, “…neural network algorithms are hitting the mainstream, making computers smarter in new and exciting ways. Google has used them to beef up Android’s voice recognition. IBM uses them. And, most remarkably, Microsoft uses neural networks as part of the Star-Trek-like Skype Translate, which translates what you say into another language…

Facebook Acquires Speech Recognition Vendor Mobile Technologies

Facebook is acquiring Mobile Technologies, according to Tom Stocky, Facebook director, product management. In a post here, Stocky announced the deal that would bring to Facebook “a company with an amazing team that’s behind some of the world’s leading speech recognition and machine translation technology…. It has always been our mission to make the world…