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Google Chrome Beta 25 adds Web Speech API

updated 07:50 pm EST, Mon January 14, 2013

Voice commands, dictation coming to Chrome

Google announced today the addition of a new Web Speech API for its Chrome web browser. The new API will bring the ability to control the browser, interact with web apps, and dictate text through built-in speech recognition. The API allows developers to integrate speech recognition into their apps, and it is available on the Chrome Beta Channel.

Google announced the addition of the API today in a post to the Google Chrome Blog, touting the potential applications for voice commands beyond simple search, including dictation, browser control, and freestyle rap battles. The post notes that today's Beta update will automatically disable some extensions on Windows machines that may have been added by third party programs without proper acknowledgement from users. This latter effect is part of an update wherein Google is attempting to beef up the security of the Chrome browser.

Interested users can go to the Google Chrome Beta page to download the newest version of the browser. Currently, the only application for the new API is a Web Speech API demo provided by Google.



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