AT&T Introduces Watson Speech Recognition for Application Development
AT&T is going to make a significant contribution in the development of advanced speech recognition software. The well-known mobile carrier has just announced that from this moment its Watson Speech API can be used by anyone.
By the way AT&T’s Watson software product shouldn’t be confused with IBM’s Watson. The app is expected to be helpful when it comes to learning different accents, background environments, speaker and platform variations, dialects to say nothing of various speech patterns.
Trying to please its customers the company is currently focusing on seven categories. Developers are about to work on applications supporting the Speech API within the following groups.
- The first one is Web Search which ensures making rapid searches with the power of a user’s voice. This sounds unbelievable, but Web Search is already capable of recognizing a couple of million mobile queries.
- Business Search mainly deals with lots of local business entries and it allows users to transcribe their search query to discover new things in their local area.
- Voicemail to Text knows how to treat huge amounts of data coming from mobile apps, call centers and it successfully converts voicemail into quite sharable text messages.
- SMS is another useful context enabling users to send their spoken message via a messaging service.
- Question and Answer supports up to 10 million questions so there’s a high probability of getting an answer literally to any question.
- TV will make searching for movies, show titles, actors and other related stuff much easier.
- Generic is good at recognizing and transcribing English as well as Spanish languages. Additionally, this context appears to be ideal for search, communication and general dictation.
Watson can be already found in YPMobile as well as several other AT&T applications. The company also intends to make this stuff available for both gaming and social media.