You pick, I work: Dictation, Assistant or Translator?

A little while ago, I mentioned that I’ll be giving a talk about the current state of open source speech recognition at this years Akademy.
As part of that talk, I want to show off a tech-demo of a moonshot use case of open source speech recognition to not only demonstrate what is already possible, but also show off the limits of the current state of the art.

So a couple of days ago, I asked what application of speech recognition technology would be most interesting for you, and many of you responded. I extracted the three options that broadly cover all suggestions: Dictation (like Dragon Naturally Speaking), a virtual assistant (like Siri) and simultaneous translation (like Star Trek’s universal translator).

You now get to pick one of those three from the poll below.

After the poll closes (a week from now), I’ll take the idea that received the most votes and devote about a week to build a prototype based on currently available open source language processing tools. This prototype will then be demonstrated at this years Akademy.

Happy voting!

Poll: Dictation, Assistant or Translator?

  • Dictation (48%, 124 Votes)
  • Virtual personal assistant (36%, 94 Votes)
  • Simultaneous translation (16%, 41 Votes)

Total Voters: 259

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