How often have you been late to a client meeting, delayed in traffic, and need to let them know you’ll be there in ten? Suddenly you’re trying to drive with one hand and digging around for your cell phone with the other, and you find yourself haphazardly (not to mention dangerously) texting misspelled words to your client and wishing you could just talk to Siri and keep your hands on the steering wheel so you don’t drive off the road. It’s ok, it happens to the best of us.
Soon enough, this situation will be a thing of the past. Speech recognition technology is everywhere these days, from UPS customer service to desktop software like Dragon Naturally Speaking. Nuance, the maker of Dragon, is finding that most of their business today is in the mobile market, and that many handset manufacturers are working on deeply-integrated speech recognition systems into their new releases. Ultimately, this means great things for small business owners, who are often on the road and need quick solutions. And these days, mobile devices need to be the ones to provide those solutions.
Read more about the future of speech recognition in mobile devices: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/nuance-cto-speech-tech-will-be-mobile-tech-08092011.html