Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Google neural network technology put to use in voice systems

updated 10:20 pm EDT, Sat October 6, 2012

Voice recognition first to benefit

Google will be using a neural network to work in its products. After creating software that can learn without the need for human guidance, Technology Review reports that the company will put its virtual brain "to work making Google's products smarter," with speech recognition to be the first to use it.

Earlier this summer, Google's X Lab created a billion-connection "neural network" that, after being fed 10 million 200x200 images from YouTube thumbnails, was able to recognize human faces and bodies over three days of learning. Although the accuracy rate was 15.8 percent, it was perceived to be a significant advance from before. It was also discovered that the same system was also able to recognize cats, often the subject of popular clips on YouTube.

According to Vincent Vanhoucke, a developer for speech recognition within Google, the system has received "between a 20 and 25 percent improvement in terms of words that are wrong." This means that there could be fewer errors in dictations and transcriptions in Google products in the future, such as Google Now potentially becoming a better listener. It has also been suggested that Project Glass could also benefit from such a network, with software capable of understanding real-world data more effectively, and responding appropriately.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Tesoro Tizona G2N Elite gaming keyboard

The market for gaming keyboards is getting crowded, starting off with some fairly simple keyboards and diverging into the land of modu ...

GX Gaming DeathTaker mouse

Gaming is a serious endeavor for many people, driving them to look for the best performance in their system and interface devices. Fro ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News