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Speech Recognition and Voice Activation Tutorial Roundup

2 min readPubNub Staff on Dec 1, 2016
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When it comes to interfaces and hardware, voice functionality and speech recognition continues to grow in both adoption and capability. Voice technology, both local and cloud-based, is being built int...

When it comes to interfaces and hardware, voice functionality and speech recognition continues to grow in both adoption and capability. Voice technology, both local and cloud-based, is being built into every device category. From smart TVs (Apple TV), to kitchen hubs (Amazon Echo), to web browsers, smart phones, and now even headphones – voice technology is finally ready for real use.

In this series of blogs, you’ll learn about the voice technology ecosystem then dive into some hands-on examples with the emerging browser-based web speech, voice activation, and speech recognition APIs.

MySpeech to Text Screenshot

Voice Technology Overview

Learn about the leading voice platforms and the new Web Speech API, including:

  • Amazon Echo
  • Apple Siri
  • Microsoft Cortana
  • Google Now & Voice Actions
  • Web Speech APIs for Synthesis and Recognition

Text-to-Speech with Angular and the Web Speech API

Build a working speech interface with Angular JS and the Web Speech API to speak text aloud anywhere. Modern web browsers make it possible.

Real-time Dictation using Web Speech API and Angular JS

Convert speech-to-text in real time to build a simple dictation and voice recognition app with AngularJS and the new Web Speech Recognition API.

Voice Commands in a Webapp with Web Speech API and Command Parsing with Ohm

Take what you’ve learned in the previous articles to build a voice command system that speaks the time and sets alarms. This article combines text-to-speech and speech-to-text with the Ohm JS parsing library to build a command system that you can extend yourself with new features.

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