Speech technology on cell phones getting better but still not perfect – San Jose Mercury News

March 12, 2010

Speech technology on cell phones getting better but still not perfect – San Jose Mercury News.


Microsoft advancements in speech

March 12, 2010

Great summary of new developments in speech recognition from the GM of Speech @ Microsoft Zig Serafin.

Ballmer on and in the cloud

March 9, 2010

Great video and overview of what the cloud is and how Microsoft is using it to innovate and create useful and entertaining experiences for consumers (killer Bing maps and Xbox demos) and professionals, as well as new business models and opportunities for companies small and large.

Milo.com finds local sales | VentureBeat

March 9, 2010

Local search service attempting to close the ‘clicks-to-bricks’ loop with real-time, in-store inventory…

Milo.com finds local sales | VentureBeat.

Zig Serafin, GM Speech @ Microsoft

January 7, 2010

Great interview with Zig Serafin (GM of Speech @ Microsoft) where he talks about NUI and the vision and role of speech, powering innovative speech experiences in Bing, Xbox, Exchange, and Windows Mobile.

Spread the Word: Speech Recognition Is the “New Touch” in Computing

October 29, 2009

The Speech at Microsoft group is integrating voice technology into some of Microsoft’s best-known applications, revolutionizing how people interact with their computers and mobile devices.

Computers may be good at crunching numbers, but can they crunch feelings?

August 24, 2009

Humanity takes another step closer to becoming ‘The Borg‘ (cybernetically enhanced humanoid drones of multiple species, organized as an interconnected collective, the decisions of which are made by a hive mind, linked to subspace domain).

New York Times writer Alex Wright outlines how sentiment analysis is becoming a growing field of consumer research, helping companies make better decisions and respond more quickly to public and consumer opinion…

The rise of blogs and social networks has fueled a bull market in personal opinion: reviews, ratings, recommendations and other forms of online expression. For computer scientists, this fast-growing mountain of data is opening a tantalizing window onto the collective consciousness of Internet users.

An emerging field known as sentiment analysis is taking shape around one of the computer world’s unexplored frontiers: translating the vagaries of human emotion into hard data.

This is more than just an interesting programming exercise. For many businesses, online opinion has turned into a kind of virtual currency that can make or break a product in the marketplace.

‘Augmented Reality’ Is Also A Form Of Search

August 12, 2009

Greg Sterling talks about the evolution of search and new input methods, especially being driven by mobile scenarios/experiences and capabilities.

We’re really just at the beginning of the era of “mobile search.” Even what we think of as “search” will be dramatically altered by innovations in mobile. In this first phase the transfer of what might be called the “query box” (and related links) into mobile is complete. In time, however, we many even come to see that image — the white box with the search button to the right — as a kind of metaphor for something more intangible (i.e., directed intent) that can be fulfilled in a variety of ways.

Keyboard 2.0?

August 11, 2009

Cool, pressure-sensitive, multi-touch keyboard from Microsoft

Tellme mobile multitasking research

July 29, 2009

We announced new mobile multitasking research from Tellme today about the value of using your voice (over touch/type) to interact with mobile devices.