Archive for the ‘voice recoginition’ Category

Here’s a secret.

You don’t need VC money to build a kickass image/video/sound recognition search engine like Like.com or that silly iphone app in the commercials.

A copy of mathematica and this blog post on Mathematica 7s image manipulation features should get you well on your way.

Really folks. Mathematica has this out of the box.

Now, you probably should keep this a secret and go raise millions anyway.  I mean, you still need to throw a killer launch party and pay for some blogger swag.

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Well, we knew it would come.  We just didn’t know when.

Google Voice Search is coming… (here’s the story on mashable)

Here was my concept for “Google Aware” (which I never claimed was original… in fact, i think it’s an obvious extension to many technologies).  I should have finished it.  Oh well.  Sometimes great ideas are just damn hard to pull off with limited time and marketing resources.

One of the key points in the NYTimes article is the fact that Google has the ability to analyze all the data coming through that pipe and that will be what makes the difference in quality.  Just recognizing voice and passing it to search isn’t that tough… (heck even I can code that with some libraries).  It’s training this system over time.

Anyhoo.  Cool stuff.  Everything Computes!  It’s happening.

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This is a mobile product enabling you to get information real time about sounds and sights in your environment. I’ve been quietly prototyping and testing this concept. So far it’s not primetime at all, but the concept and function is useful.

How many times have you been somewhere and just needed instant access to basic facts or figures and didn’t have the time, hands or ability to “google it?” I’ve been in tons of situations where it would be inappropriate to google something while people are talking but having that information would be hugely useful. My project here (maybe not even unique) stems from my own needs alone, but I’m not alone in getting stuck in these situations.

Check out my primitive presentation:  (download pdf)

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Google Talk now does on the fly language translation.

This is huge.

It makes my bluetooth Googler Intelligence adapter that much cooler.  Yup.  I’ve been working on a bluetooth ear piece, clothing clip on that will listen to ambient talk around you and do look ups on anything it hears or you can set it to respond to a cue (clap, tap, voice command) from you.

The idea is that you can find out about anything via Google, anywhere you get cell service, without looking down or interrupting normal behavior.

Translation matters because you can do this in ANY COUNTRY.

Basically my service uses google talk to look things up via IM bot that queries google and/or other resources like wikipedia.  It can read back (text to speech) the abstracts, definitions, calculations, etc. into your ear, or print them on a HUD… now it will be able to do it in any language.



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