Intel's future chip sets to boost speech recognition
By Mark LaPedus , Semiconductor Business News
Feb 21, 2003 (9:35 AM)
"In 2004, Intel plans to offer a chip set with the technology, which hopes to solve a major problem with speech recognition applications in computers, Gelsinger said.
The problem with speech-recognition is that it's only 90-to-95% accurate. And it requires a controlled setting with little or noise in the environment, he said. “Speech recognition does well in low noise conditions,” he said in an interview with SBN at IDF here this week.
Array microphones provide “highly directional signals,” he said. “Array microphones also provide quality signals [even in noisy environments],” he said.
The proposed chip set, coupled with array-microphone technology, is expected to support current, third-party speech-recognition software offerings in the marketplace, according to Intel. It will also support Chinese, English, and other languages.
Intel declined to comment when this chip set would arrive in the marketplace, but the company did say that it is working on a longer-term project, based on “audio visual processing.” In this project, Intel envisions a camera on a PC or system, which provides audio and visual “lip reading” technologies to boost voice recognition capabilities, Gelsinger said."