Do you find it difficult to hear Voice mails? Do not have a head
phone at office? Do you wish to convert the voice mail to text? So, your wish is going to be granted very soon :)
One indication that voice-recognition technology is getting hot is the recent Microsoft/Tellme deal. In March, Microsoft said it would buy privately held speech-recognition maker Tellme Networks in a deal believed to be in the range of $800 million. Tellme recently started testing a cell phone application that allows people to say out loud the information they are looking for and have data sent to their phone.
“Voice is still the killer application for any phone,” said Charles Golvin, an analyst with Forrester Research. “And it is underappreciated as an opportunity and underutilized for development of new services. Carriers can use voice applications to drive data-oriented experiences.”
So, now its all easy – with latest services like SimulScribe and SpinVox the voice message is converted to text message.. So, now if your boss has left u a voice mail regarding a client’s phone number, you no need to take the scribbling pad to note down the number, the latest services will do the job of converting them to text and it will be there in your inbox for ever.. Isnt it an amazing feature ;)
SimulScribe also allows users to save and listen to messages as a voice mail or a .wav file in an e-mail inbox. The company is already providing its voice to text service to Skype users. And it’s expected to announce a deal to provide the service to Vonage customers later this year.
SpinVox, which offers a similar service in Europe, announced recently that Cincinnati Bell will offer its Voice-to-Screen service that provides transcribed voice mail messages via SMS text messages and e-mail.
Last week, the company also announced a new mobile blogging service it calls Spin-my-Blog, which allows bloggers to instantly post spoken blog entries from anywhere. By simply using any phone to call a designated Spin-my-Blog phone number, bloggers are automatically connected to their blogs and their spoken entries are converted to text and posted on their blog sites live.
A company called CallWave also announced its voice-to-text service last week. Unlike SpinVox and SimulScribe, which provide direct transcriptions of voice-mail messages, CallWave only provides the gist of messages.
While analysts agree that a new wave of voice-recognition services is coming on the scene, some say the technology and business cases are still evolving. For one, accuracy of transcribed messages can still be an issue in some instances, said Roger Entner, a telecommunications analyst at Ovum Research.