The State of Talking Computers

The New Yorker has an interesting piece about the state of speech synthesis and voice recognition. Decades after the original notion of the “conversational computer” was first conceptualized, where are we?

Turns out, we’re not as far along as we thought we’d be. Scientists and researchers found out the hard way that modeling speech is waaaaaay harder than anyone thought it would be. Don’t go throwing that keyboard away just yet.

A fascinating read — we’ve come so far, and yet we are still so far away from the original vision of the talking computer.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s