You Have To Pay For It: The Importance of Vendor Relationships in APIs

For more than five years now, thousands of developers, and probably millions of users, have relied upon a free Google Text-To-Speech (TTS) service. This service has popped up in all kinds of places, from experimental demo apps to production telephone systems. However, Google has recently started requiring a human intervention (specifically, a CAPTCHA) before it […]

Speech Recognition on Asterisk: Getting Started

Having talked with several people at various AstriCons and local Asterisk meetups, I’ve heard that many people have not tried to set up speech engines to work with Asterisk. This is a quick tutorial for the way that we integrate Text-to-Speech and Speech Recognition engines with Asterisk. Start your Engines Before you dive into Asterisk, […]

A conversation on browser-based speech recognition

About a month ago, I got into a brief Twitter conversation with the brilliant fellow who wrote Annyang, Tal Ater. Twitter sadly does not do a great job of threading the conversation, but there were some excellent points made. I wanted to share them with the Mojo Lingo audience. You can read the whole exchange […]

Voice apps in the real world

In my previous blog post I went through getting started with the Telephony Dev Box. However, most real-world apps are more than simply a telephony engine and Adhearsion. This post picks up where that one left off, and moves from ‘getting started’ into something a bit more real world. Here, we’ll build a complete development […]

Applied ASR

Speech recognition has always been considered a dark art, with complicated terminology, expensive software and bad user experiences. In this presentation we’ll discuss some speech recognition theory, give you a better understanding of how a speech recogniser works, explain how you can quickly and simply use speech recognition in your projects and explore some of […]