Your Windows Phone Now Understands You Better/Faster


The folks over at Microsoft have been working on making your Windows Phone a better listener. That’s right they have improved speech recognition greatly on Windows Phone devices…it’s quicker and more accurate even with background noise.   Here is how Microsoft explains it:

“ revolves around something called deep neural networks. You pretty much need a PhD to understand the details of this stuff, but simply put what’s cool about the research is that it draws on biology and the human brain’s natural pattern recognition ability for inspiration. In practice, deep neural networks involve lots of mind-twisting math, racks of fast computers, and a mountain of data to learn from.”


While I don’t “talk to my phone” much this is great news for all Windows Phone users and perhaps will get me to speech to text more often.