Study Says Speech-to-Text Is 3 Times Faster Than Typing On Your Phone

Sorry, typing purists. Created with Sketch. Sep 2, 2016 Speech recognition software has struggled to match the precision of typing. But over the last few years, thanks to deep learning and big data collection, those programs have improved dramatically. A new study from Stanford put the two competing interface methods to the test and found that it’s now a lot faster to dictate your prose to your phone rather than typing it. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below In the study, volunteers were asked to either type or speak 100 phrases. The experiment was conducted in both English and Mandarin Chinese. Researchers found that speech dictation was 3.0x faster than typing in English and 2.8x faster in Mandarin even when one accounts for the time it take to make corrections. In…


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