Speech Understanding: The Next Leap in Speech Recognition

Deep learning and the data that feeds it will drive speech tech’s commercial use

Early attempts to commercialize speech recognition technology were limited by the state of that technology. One typically had to find an application where hands- or eyes-free control of a system was required, and the actions controlled were restricted to a small vocabulary. One early application that found limited success directed a headset-wearing worker to a particular bin to pick up an order, with the worker saying things like “out of stock” or “next.”