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Friday, January 26, 2007
  Speech Recognition Podcasts
The following is a list of audio and video podcasts on the subject of Speech Recognition.

The Power of Speech Recognition
An excellent talk from EASI on how to use Speech Recognition to help people with learning disabilities. Several excellent hints on using Dragon NaturallySpeaking and choosing microphones.

Speech Recognition Transforms the Way People Use their PCs [Video]
Nuance president tells a little about the latest version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Innovation Tip: Sad story of a missed breakthrough Episode
A critical viewpoint on the history and missed opportunities of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. The history the speaker relates sheds some light on the current situation.
Here is also a follow-up on this podcast after the speaker heard from the president of Nuance:
Innovation Tip: Naturally Speaking Episode

Language Barriers Be Gone [Video]
IBM's MASTOR Speech-To-Speech is demonstrated in this video. They translate between English and Chinese and Arabic. They claim that this will be commercially available in about three years though it is currently being used by the military in Iraq.

Speech-to-speech translation capability makes its way to Iraq
Speech recognition translation is being used in Iraq war by the military during training exercises.

Google's Speech Recognition Research
What is Google doing with their Speech Recognition research? Mike Cohen, head of the company's efforts in this area and a co-founder of Nuance Communications, says that speech recognition will increasingly play a bigger role in all Web-based applications going forward.

Can You Hear Me Now?
Interview with Roberto Sicconi, manager for mobile conversational computing at IBM, explains how and why speech technologies will become a standard element of most mainstream applications.

Hi Again, Speech Recognition
Business Week looks at the current situation and promise of Speech Recognition applications.

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