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Google voice recognition and-dictation. New?
« on: July 21, 2019, 07:20:52 PM »
What is new with Google voice recognition and-dictation?
It has been around for awhile. But now it is more like a real cool new thing.  ;D
Here is a recent review:
https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/12/googles-new-voice-recognition-system-works-instantly-and-offline-if-you-have-a-pixel/
Devin Coldewey reports:
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Google’s work on the topic, documented in a paper here, built on previous advances to create a model small and efficient enough to fit on a phone (it’s 80 megabytes, if you’re curious), but capable of hearing and transcribing speech as you say it. No need to wait until you’ve finished a sentence to think whether you meant “their” or “there” — it figures it out on the fly.

So what’s the catch? Well, it only works in Gboard, Google’s keyboard app, and it only works on Pixels, and it only works in American English. So in a way this is just kind of a stress test for the real thing.
The is great for those of us who will not not text with our thumbs. ;D

EDIT: Here in the USA, The Google Pixel phones are  sold by Walmart and other stores.
Expect to pay $130 and up.  :)
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    Re: Google voice recognition and-dictation. New?
    « Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 02:07:09 AM »
    That's a cool feature though available on Pixel device only.
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    Re: Google voice recognition and-dictation. New?
    « Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 06:04:47 PM »
    Yes. Just Pixel.
    Meanwhile, if yo have an Android phone you can install the Chrome browser and get some voice recognition. Try thus in a Google Chrome search using your voice:
    "Tell me a joke"

    Almost funny.   ;D