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Speech Recognition – Microsoft’s Cortana, XBox Kinect & Azure Speech APIs

Posted by bcmoney on November 12, 2015 in Mobile, Semantic Web, Web Services with No Comments


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Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 rather forcefully and included in the OS is Cortana, their take on Siri, Google Now and Amazon Alexa.

In addition, they have been in the voice and speech recognition games for a while since the Kinect for Xbox 360 and Kinect v2 for Xbox One.

 

UPDATE (2016-03-30):

Microsoft has announced the release of a set of Artificial Intelligence-enabling APIs which it is calling “Cognitive Services APIs”. Within the release are two Audio Recognition APIs named Speaker Recognition API and Speech Recognition API.

BC$ = Behavior, Content, Money

The goal of the BC$ project is to raise awareness and make changes with respect to the three pillars of information freedom - Behavior (pursuit of interests and passions), Content (sharing/exchanging ideas in various formats), Money (fairness and accessibility) - bringing to light the fact that:

1. We regularly hand over our browser histories, search histories and daily online activities to companies that want our money, or, to benefit from our use of their services with lucrative ad deals or sales of personal information.

2. We create and/or consume interesting content on their services, but we aren't adequately rewarded for our creative efforts or loyalty.

3. We pay money to be connected online (and possibly also over mobile), yet we lose both time and money by allowing companies to market to us with unsolicited advertisements, irrelevant product offers and unfairly structured service pricing plans.

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