Google Improves Its Voice Recognition System

What is this?

Google has just added another feather to its cap by improving its speech recognition feature. The company’s speech technology has become more pronounced and accurate thanks to the power of artificial intelligence.

“Today, we’re happy to announce we built even better neural network acoustic models using Connectionist Temporal Classification (CTC) and sequence discriminative training techniques,” Google Speech Team members Haşim Sak, Andrew Senior, Kanishka Rao, Françoise Beaufays and Johan Schalkwyk wrote in a blog post today. “These models are a special extension of recurrent neural networks (RNNs) that are more accurate, especially in noisy environments, and they are blazingly fast!”

 

Why is this important?

This new improvement has made Google’s voice recognition thrive even in noisy environments. Microsoft and Apple have also been reported to be exerting more efforts to also improve its voice recognition so this can result and turn into a healthy competition. Let the best one win!

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Google’s Project Ara To Be Released Next Year

What is this?

Google’s Project Ara is a modular smartphone that enables its users to change its hardware depending on what they want as the outstanding feature. It will give them the ability to build their own perfect smartphone. If a person wants to have a bigger memory for his phone that user can modify their device to suit that need. It’s similar to a Lego. If one part gets obsolete, you can just replace it with a new one without buying a new smartphone.

 

Why is this important?

Project Ara provides its users with a great control over their handsets. They can only spend on the components which most tickle their fancy. The ultimate aim is to bring Project Ara worldwide as this will greatly change the landscape of the mobile industry when it comes to design aesthetics. It will be launch sometime next year in Puerto Rico.

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