Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Oct 2011 20:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I don't think I've ever seen this before, but please correct me if I'm wrong. Samsung anf Google were supposed to unveil the Samsung Nexus Prime with Android Ice Cream Sandwich next week, but in a surprise announcement, the companies said that the press event is cancelled - out of respect for Steve Jobs. In the meantime, leaked specifications reveal that the Nexus Prime could be a real doozy.
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RE[7]: press release interpreted
by Neolander on Mon 10th Oct 2011 17:21 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: press release interpreted"
Neolander
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So far, I have assumed that there is a unique way to pronounce a given word across all countries which speak a given language. This is, of course, perfectly false. Regional differences are strong, to the point where even humans sometimes have a hard time understanding each other.

As an example, having mostly learned British and American English, I have a hard time communicating with Indian people. I know the words, just not the pronunciation. In French, some people pronounce "é"s the way I pronounce "è"s, some people pronounce letters which I don't pronounce in words, and vice-versa. Words have a different meaning and are used in different contexts. In fact, even the way punctuation is introduced in a spoken sentence can subtly vary.

A voice recognition system must adapt itself to this. Since we generally only specify what is the language we're speaking, and not the regional variant, it has guess which regional variant we are using, and remember that. If it doesn't know about our regional variant, it must also get used to it. Again, our voice recognition system learns, so that's AI.

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