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Google Voice Controls Giant LED Display 66

Posted by kdawson
from the can-you-understand-me-now dept.
compumike writes "What geek among us has never thought about how cool it would be if you could call your computer and have it do stuff? Josh Davis put together a quick video demo and source code of his Voice Controlled LED Marquee, powered by Google Voice speech recognition and a DIY LED Array Kit. Imagine using the same display for monitoring server uptime, or RSS feeds!"
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  • by rolfwind (528248) on Monday November 09, 2009 @10:56PM (#30041770)

    Of course, they have been using Goog-411 to improve it, and Google Voice will only accelerate that (on the plus side, I don't need a landline at all anymore with cheap international calls).... but Google's voice search on the iphone is much better than I could ask of it.

    If they came out with a voice recognition product, the field currently dominated by the mediocre Dragon Naturally Speaking, I'm sure they could completely kill the competition.

  • Re:Aurgh (Score:3, Interesting)

    by GodKingAmit (1192629) on Tuesday November 10, 2009 @04:07AM (#30043196)
    I used sphinx recently (pocketsphinx) to implement a voice recognition system for a sailboat, allowing quadriplegic sailors to control the boat. Sphinx is a decent voice recognition system but can't match big time commercial products like Google voice or Dragon naturally speaking. This is especially the case if you want recognition of natural speech (instead of the few code words used in my project). Have you considered the microsoft speech API ( ? I don't have any personal experience but I've heard that it is a fairly powerful system.

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