Voice Technology

Voice technology is swiftly and surely becoming more and more popular as time passes by. By definition, voice technology is essentially any form of technology that is operated through the use of speech recognition software and artificial intelligence rather than manually. It first came to prominence across the world when Apple implemented its Siri software, that allows users to essentially tell their iPhone what it is that they want it to do. While this kind of technology has been popular and widely used for quite some time now, that is nothing compared to where it will be in the near future. One day soon, voice technology will likely be used more ubiquitously than touch screens are being used today. The software that allows voice technology to work at all is known as speech recognition or speech to text. It allows the recognition and the recording of the sound of human speech, which is then translated from audio information into text. The amount of research and development that has been required in order to accomplish such a seemingly simple task astounds many people at first. The first piece of speech recognition technology was invented as long ago as in 1952, and since then the technology has hit a new milestone essentially year after year. Slowly but surely, the amount of words that these devices could recognize grew larger and larger, until today, when entire dictionaries worth of words are available in more than one language potentially. Because of the degree to …