Bing Team: Voice Recognition on Windows Phone More Accurate and Twice as FastJune 17, 2013 No Comments
The bing team announced today that now voice recognition on Windows Phone is more accurate and 2x faster. They explain that in the last few weeks, they have been sneaking updates to improve the speed and accuracy of voice to text and voice search.
By coupling MSR’s major research breakthroughs in the use of DNNs with the large datasets provided by Bing’s massive index, the DNNs were able to learn more quickly and help Bing voice capabilities get noticeably closer to the way humans recognize speech. We also made a few improvements under the hood that allowed Bing to more easily identify speech patterns and cut through ambient and background noise – cutting down response time by half and improving the word error rate by 15 percent, even in noisy situations.
You can read more on the bing blog.