Microsoft’s speech recognition system discerns conversation as well as you

Microsoft created a speech recognition system that has reached a historic milestone — human parity in recognizing natural spoken language. Its word error rate was tested at 5.9 percent — the same as a human transcriber.MoreComputers can do some amazing things lately, with things like parallel processing, machine intelligence, and more powerful hardware allowing extraordinary advancements on what seems like a daily basis. Microsoft is in the thick of things when it comes to the artificial intelligence, and machine learning is at the center of it all. On Tuesday, the company announced another significant breakthrough.The most natural way for humans to interact with computers is by speaking with them, and Microsoft has created technology that can understand spoken language as well as humans, according to the Microsoft blog. Reaching human parity…


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