A chief scientist at Microsoft says we’re less than five years away from…

MicrosoftMicrosoft Distinguished Engineer Xuedong Huang As frustrated as you might get that voice-controlled tools like Apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana don’t always understand you, it used to be a lot worse. Earlier this year, Google announced it had gotten its speech recognition error rate down to 8%.  But Microsoft Distinguihsed Engineer and Chief Scientist of Speech Xuedong Huang says that it’s a vast improvement. When Microsoft made its first-ever speech recognition technology available alongside Windows 95, a project Huang headed up, the error rate was “almost 100%,” he says. If you chart it out, Huang says, that means that on average, speech recognition has gotten 20% better every single year for the last twenty years. Which means that the end is in sight. “In the next four to five years,…


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