Bing on the iPhone (with Voice Search!)

Microsoft’s Bing for iPhone went live yesterday, and is now available in the iPhone application store. You can read more about it here on PC World.com. I downloaded the app last night on my wife’s iPhone and it’s working great! The Speech team here at Microsoft has been working with Bing on the Voice Search…

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Controlling your PC via PowerShell and Speech Recognition?

I just read a pretty cool post by Joel ‘Jaykul’ Bennett from HuddledMasses.org where he shows his readers how to use a PowerShell script he wrote to invoke other PowerShell scripts using Speech Recognition. Great idea, Joel. I like it! Check it out here.

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Microsoft sponsors the 2009-2010 AVIOS Speech Application Programming Contest

One of the cooler parts of my jobs is interacting with customers and partners. One such opportunity I have is being on the board of AVIOS, The Applied Voice Input and Output Society. As a member of AVIOS, I’ve also been involved behind the scenes in the annual Speech Programming Competition. This year Microsoft is…

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TellMe Rolls Out Better Speech Recognition And An Almost-Sexy New Voice Called Zira

Last night, as 12:01am, Tellme announced their Spring 09 upgrades to their underlying speech platform. You can read all about it here on Tellme.com. There have been a ton of news articles about it since the announcement, but I liked what Tech Crunch said about the new Zira voice. They said it’s “almost sexy”. I…

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Using Windows Speech Recognition to blog?

I’ve been reading a lot of blog posts lately about bloggers using Speech Recognition technology themselves to write their blog articles. Because some bloggers get paid per post that they create, and some others even get paid per character that they write, Speech Recognition is an obvious choice since it can allow users to "type"…

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