Earlier you heard of the Android phone application that helps you to communicate in different languages by using the voice recognition and translation technology. Now, Google is all set to provide this feature to its web browser’s users.
Yes! next Google chrome browser will give provide you the functionality to translate speech to text – entirely via the web.
You can get a sneak peek at the future of the Web Browsing by downloading the latest prerelease, or “beta” version of Chrome, Google’s Web browser.
The feature is the result of work Google has been doing with the World Wide Web Consortium’s HTML Speech Incubator Group, the mission of which is “to determine the feasibility of integrating speech technology in HTML5,” the Web’s new, emerging standard language.
A Web page employing the new HTML5 feature could have an icon that, when clicked, initiates a recording through the computer’s microphone, via the browser. Speech is captured and sent to Google’s servers for transcription, and the resulting text is sent back to the website.
To experiment with the voice-to-text feature, download the latest beta version of Chrome here. Then go to this webpage, click on the microphone, and start talking. You’ll probably find the results mixed, and sometimes hilarious. But you can expect drastic improvements as the product fully develops into its “alpha” form.
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Third-party programmers have also begun creating Web pages capable of using the new feature of Chrome. Already available for trial is a browser plugin called Speechify that lets you search Google, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, and other sites using voice with Chrome.
Other inventive uses could soon follow. “Games could be taking keyboard, mouse, touch, accelerometer, and speech input together,” says Karl Westin, an expert on HTML5 who works for Nerd Communications, based in Berlin, Germany. “Having an aeroplane game where you could actually scream ‘up, UP, UUUPPP!’ could be fantastic.”
Well, and as the saying goes “Imagination is the only limit to Technology” ( said by me ), we can expect anything and everything! So what use can you think of for this amazing technology ? Don’t forget to share…