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After years of promise, voice recognition is at last becoming a significant method of using computers and accessing the Internet. Why now, and what difference does it make? Peter Day talks to the companies at the forefront of developments in the field (including Massachusetts-based Nuance, one of the largest makers of voice recognition technology), and asks whether our relationship with machines will change once we have the ability to talk to them.
[Picture: The IBM Shoebox, introduced in 1962, could understand 16 words: zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, minus, plus, subtotal, total, false, and off.].

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30 minutes

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Sun 6 Jan 2013 21:30

Contributors to this programme

Vlad Sejnoha

Chief Technology Officer, Nuance

 

Barry Collins

Editor, PC Pro magazine

 

Steve Young

Professor of Information Engineering, Cambridge University

 

Professor Timothy Dawson

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Barbara Dumery

Director of Diagnostic Solutions Marketing, Nuance

 

Sean McGrath

Product Marketing Manager, Nuance

 

David Nahamoo

Speech Chief Technology Officer, IBM Research

 

Paul Saffo

Managing Director, Foresight, Discern Analytics

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