The world’s first IM Chat client with voice recognition in the browser. This chat requires Facebook for user verification and for your photo. Turn on your speakers, the text transmitted will be re-spoken by your computer’s voice.
The First Browser Based Voice IM provided by PubNub
Text to Speech on CNET TV
CNET’s Seth Rosenblatt is testing Google Chrome’s Speech To Text using the Google Translate interface provided by Google.
iPhone Voice Control
Donald Bell talks about the voice control feature of the iPhone. This Speech To Text feature is old tech these days on mobile. However it is recent news for a web browser to support such technology.
Text-To-Speech and Speech-To-Text
There are several APIs available for TTS Text To Speech. These TTS APIs provide a way for your computer and GPS Navigator to speak aloud to you driving directions and word translations. Google’s REST API is the most simple to use:
A commercially available TTS API called iSpeech gives access to a rather complex yet powerful API providing flexible voice control including gender and accents. iSpeech has many SDKs and cover nearly every mobile device. TTS may be used to read a book allowed while driving or help children to read at an early age.
STT Speech To Text is the opposite. Record your voice and your computer will interpret the words you have spoken and translate them onto your computer screen as plain text. Voice Controlled Systems use this kind of tech. Both STT and TTS are demonstrated on this page, in a web browser.
Here is the source code for this app. Note that a direct Copy and Paste will result in Facebook Errors. However it is a good start if you wish to peek under the hood.