Speech and Your PDA

from the interesting-combinations dept

Palm and Speechworks made a deal today to bring speech recognition to your palm device. It’s not exactly what you might think. The idea is that you’ll be able to access the info in your PDA via a phone. Okay, does this strike anyone else as somewhat silly deal for Palm? It makes a lot of sense for Speechworks, as it gets them some more publicity. However, isn’t the whole point of the Palm device that you take it with you. In what situations are you going to not have it with you and have to call a number to check the data? What does that have to do with the palm device anyways? I guess it’s a first step towards real speech recognition on a palm device. Anyway, this article also gives me a chance to post the latest (joke) story about IBM’s “latest voice recognition brake threw”.

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