Google working on Speech Capabilities for Browsers
Google I/O showed us that Google is very much interested in revolutionizing the open web, the Android 2.2 Froyo was launched, we heard about the WebM and it looks like the Google Android 3.0 Gingerbread will be out by the end of this year.
It looks like Google is also very much interested in developing much improved audio capabilities for browsers. Ian Fette, product manager for Google Chrome team said that the search engine giant is developing voice recognition and speech-to-text capabilities for mobile and desktop browsers, Fette was very keen on the topic that people want to use voice input systems integrated with the web. He also added;
“We’re hoping that the text-to-speech APIs as well as the voice input, voice recognition ship in Chrome but also become a Web standard that is implementable by any browser out there, People want to speak their input for certain types of queries,”
Well, I am truly eager and I would really like this technology to be implemented in every browser. However, Fette was not able to offer an estimate on when this technology will reach Google Chrome or other browsers. Although, stay in touch and we will feed you in on more.