Giving Computers a Natural Voice – The Quest for Making Computer-Human Interaction Seamless


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For decades, the tech industry has been trying to give computers a ‘natural’ voice. As software has become increasingly advanced, companies are now getting closer to making computer-human interaction seamless.

We have exciting times ahead of us in terms of how we will be interacting with the wide array of connected gadgets around us.

Watch this video that takes you behind the scenes of Nuance Communications, the company behind the voice technology of Apple’s Siri. You will gain insights into the process of Nuance programming the latest version of the Dragon speech recognition software.

The Dragon NaturallySpeaking software by Nuance is a speech recognition software that boosts productivity and convenience by enabling users to interact with their PC by voice. You can dictate or modify documents, spreadsheets and presentations, manage e-mail, search the web, post to Facebook and Twitter etc. Natural-sounding text-to-speech reads back editable text for easy proofing or multitasking.

Dragon comes in a range of PC editions; e.g. Home, Premium and Professional. The Mac version is called Dragon Dictate.

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