Google, Baidu and the race for an edge in the global speech recognition market

Daniel Faggella Crunch Network Contributor Daniel Faggella is founder of TechEmergence, a news and advice website for entrepreneurs and investors interested in the intersection of technology and the mind. More posts by this contributor: Exploring the risks of artificial intelligence When Will The Machines Wake Up? How to join the networkSpeech recognition technology has been around for more than half a decade, though the early uses of speech recognition — like voice dialing or desktop dictation — certainly don’t seem as sexy as today’s burgeoning virtual agents or smart home devices. If you’ve been following the speech recognition technology market for any length of time, you know that a slew of significant players emerged on the scene about six years ago, including Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft (in a brief search, I counted 26…


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