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Google Chrome Beta Gets Hands-Free Voice Search

Like Glass, Chrome now has "ears." Say, "OK Google," and the browser will act on your spoken search.

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SachinEE
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3/6/2014 | 12:51:45 PM
Re : Google Chrome Beta Gets Hands-Free Voice Search
@ BRIAN_CIAMPA, the biggest point here is detecting the accents. This has been the biggest hurdle so far in the way of voice search. There are so many accents of English within English speaking territories and among foreign English learners. That said, location can already be easily detected using IP addresses and location services.
SachinEE
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3/6/2014 | 12:50:42 PM
Re : Google Chrome Beta Gets Hands-Free Voice Search
Google is taking another step ahead of others. With voice search mastered, there will literally be no match for Google in times to come. Frankly speaking there is still no match for Google in manual search. Notwithstanding the negative things attached with Google regarding spying or advertising, we must admit that they are paving the way for future computing that is mobile.
Susan Fourtané
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3/3/2014 | 10:17:03 AM
Re: Data Science Possibilities
Brian_C, 

"If those from another location were constantly searching for something while in my location, I would be interested in that."

Google voice search is not different from the regular search, if we are considering the data that could be analized.

And, how would Google know that the person searching for something while in your location is from another location? 

-Susan
BRIAN_CIAMPA
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3/2/2014 | 3:30:58 PM
Re: Data Science Possibilities
If those from another location were constantly searching for something while in my location, I would be interested in that. Perhaps there is a business opportunity there or simply the opportunity to help out. Data science can turn up some real gems or it can turn up nothing. You don't know if you don't investigate. I was just suggesting that this kind of investigation MAY be possible with this technology.
Susan Fourtané
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3/2/2014 | 10:33:12 AM
Re: Data Science Possibilities
Brian_C, 

"Americans while in France often search for this or Canadians while in Japan often search for that, etc."

What would be the point? I don't see any useful use of such information. For silly data science there is already Facebook "research". 

-Susan 
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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3/1/2014 | 8:26:00 PM
Re: Googley gaga
The voice recognition and control is one of the future trends for eletronic equipments. Intel RealSense/Perceptual Computing also facilitates the capability of Dragon Assistant for voice controlled computer. There is still long way to go but it's promising. For example, with Intel RealSense technology, the PC can already recognize the basic control command from humans. The next step would be further refining and improving its capability.
BRIAN_CIAMPA
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3/1/2014 | 4:20:14 PM
Data Science Possibilities
Very interesting.  I wonder if Google may be able to detect certain accents and be able to tell where individuals of a certain nationality are located when they search for certain things.  Americans while in France often search for this or Canadians while in Japan often search for that, etc.
danielcawrey
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3/1/2014 | 2:45:19 PM
Re: Googley gaga
Both Apple and Google have been working hard on voice. It's a far cry from the days when everyone thought that Dragon Dictate was super innovative. Even today I don't think it is as good as it can be.

Voice will probably become a dominant version of digital input in the future, but there is still a lot of work that will need to be done in order to make that happen. 
Tongo
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3/1/2014 | 9:23:20 AM
Googley gaga
Great now google will be archiving peoples voices.

I think most computer/social media users

Are complete morons for giving their lives over to these massive companies.
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