Use Your Mouth, Not Your Hand More Accurate Recognition Technology for Smartphones 動口不動手智慧型手機 辨識技術更精準

With a next-generation iPhone, users may input simple instructions through its voice interface when the “make phone calls” or “play music” feature is enabled. If they want to call David on their contacts list, all they have to do is activate the voice capability and say “Call David”. The iPhone then calls David with the message “Dialing David’s mobile” appearing on the screen. With Kindle – a reading device – the text in a piece of writing may be converted into voice and read out loud to users. This feature also comes in handy when users’ eyes are tired or they have problems using their hands.

As a smart device, iPhone responds to users’ instructions, whereas Kindle reads for users. Just like the voice interface in the Knight Rider, future voice interfaces will combine the capabilities of iPhone and Kindle to create an interactive mode that transmits voice both ways.

As recognition technology advances, iPhone and the next-generation OS are getting better at recognizing voices and text. After inputting instructions (“Call Wang”, for example), the system provides adequate feedback and takes the proper action. The only drawback is that ordering computers to do things this way still feels unnatural. The next step would be to allow users to speak in a way they normally speak when telling these devices to do things.