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.
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
Build a working speech interface with Angular JS and the Web Speech API to speak text aloud anywhere. Modern web browsers make it possible.
Convert speech-to-text in realtime to build a simple dictation and voice recognition app with AngularJS and the new Web Speech Recognition API.
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.