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Google Speech Recognition for Search

Google Speech Recognition for Search

Have you seen Google’s new speech recognition for search?  It is pretty good, though you still need to click the microphone to activate the function.

People that I have spoken with in the Internet Marketing industry are still trying to figure out how this new speech recognition function will impact sales online.  It probably won’t change anything this early on but who knows what will happen in the future.

Below is a screenshot of this new tool in action.

Google Speech Recognition Example

If you have a microphone installed on your computer all you have to do is click on the microphone icon within the search box and say what you are searching for.

This is something that I saw coming from Google quite awhile ago because they already have a similar feature in Gmail.  Within Gmail you get a text based email along with your voicemail message when one is left by someone that calls you.

People with thick accents might have a problem using this feature because if you don’t enunciate properly the program will bring up the wrong word.  But all-in-all the technology works pretty well and I can see it only improving from here.

So the next time that you go to Google something and you have a microphone enabled, check this feature out.  It is a lot of fun to see just how accurate it is.

Have you tried Google’s new speech recognition feature?  Leave a comment and let me know how it went.

 

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