CNN Reports a Speech Renaissance
Here's the article from CNN that posted today. My hope is that adaptive speech will be the inflection point that will vault Speech Technology into the true renaissance - really usable speech technology just cannot be beaten. Speech is a good technology to open interfaces - that were previously closed. For example, autocomplete tends to annoyingly finish off my text input into my bluray - however speech would allow me to sound out a letter by letter much faster than an awkward input session from an LCDTV Remote / and it would do it in a very streamlined way - we would be able to use our cellphones, for example - to input into netflix queue - or youtube search terms - and do away with some of the strange tricks one has to employ in trying to type with an LCD TV Remote.
A good goal would be untethering the tethered appliances from the net. All that need be made available from the appliance is an API call and a way to traverse the network to make the API function call. With a portable cellphone, it would be a great way to add an interface to something that may not have had it before. And not have to haul around a laptop or a PC in order to use the new interface.