Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Nice Clutch Play by Microsoft

Anyone who does speech recognition demos knows how they can go bad. This one by Microsoft's Rob Chambers (YouTube) is about as bad as it could get. After mis-recognizing the presenter's first utterance, the recognizer got even worse at understanding his correction attempts like "select all and delete".

Turns out it was a Longhorn bug with its audio software. Today Rob did the demo again, at SpeechTek no less! Eight minutes long and it worked fabulously. It was a nice comeback and a gutsy move -- way to go guys!

2 comments:

Richard said...

Thanks for listening.

btw, note that the original FAM demo disaster was not Rob Chambers.

Richard said...

Thanks for listening.

btw, note that the original FAM demo disaster was not Rob Chambers.