Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondPETER HEUMADER: More of the functions on the mobile device can be triggered just with the voice alone. As this is a relatively new feature, it is currently not possible to completely remote control of a mobile device with speech alone. However, these systems are continuously improved on both platforms, gaining more and more functionality. Here are some examples for that. OK, Google. [PHONE CHIMES] Text Peter "happy birthday." [PHONE CHIMES]

Skip to 0 minutes and 33 secondsMOBILE PHONE VOICE: Got it. Here's your text message. Do you want to send it?

Skip to 0 minutes and 37 secondsPETER HEUMADER: Yes. [PHONE CHIMES]

Skip to 0 minutes and 38 secondsMOBILE PHONE VOICE: Sending message.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 secondsPETER HEUMADER: OK, Google. [PHONE CHIMES] Call Peter.

Skip to 0 minutes and 47 secondsMOBILE PHONE VOICE: Calling Peter-- mobile.

Skip to 0 minutes and 52 secondsPETER HEUMADER: OK, Google. [PHONE CHIMES] What's the weather now? [PHONE CHIMES]

Skip to 0 minutes and 58 secondsMOBILE PHONE VOICE COMMAND: It's three degrees with rain in Linz.

Skip to 1 minute and 3 secondsPETER HEUMADER: OK, Google. [PHONE CHIMES] Where is the nearest train station?

Skip to 1 minute and 10 seconds[PHONE CHIMES]

Skip to 1 minute and 11 secondsMOBILE PHONE VOICE COMMAND: Here is Linz HBF.

Skip to 1 minute and 15 secondsPETER HEUMADER: OK, Google. [PHONE CHIMES] Take me to the nearest train station. [PHONE CHIMES]

Skip to 1 minute and 21 secondsMOBILE PHONE VOICE COMMAND: Navigating to Linz HBF.

Speech Input

Another way of interacting with a mobile device is by speech input. The more the user trains the speech recognition software, or the application gathers data about your voice, the better the control of the device with an increase in the percentage of recognised words.

In the video you will see Google is requested to carry out instructions and provide a range of information including map directions. All the mobile operating systems offer built in speech input at this level, but none offer total control over the device at this time.

Have you tried any speech recognition apps? Were you able to search for items, use it as a spell checker or even use it to jog your memory?


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