Voice recognition now faster and more accurate than typing, says Stanford study

If you have ever had to type out a lengthy message on your phone, chances are you got frustrated with how long the process took and how many mistakes you had to fix along the way, but it is still better than dealing with a hit-or-miss voice recognition program, right? Not according to a new study conducted by researchers at Stanford University, the University of Washington, and Baidu Inc, which found that not only is speech-to-text now three times faster than typing on mobile, it is also more accurate. Researchers at Stanford tested the effectiveness of voice recognition versus typing on a mobile device by setting up a competition between Baidu’s Deep Speech 2 software and iOS’s built-in QWERTY English and Mandarin (Hanyu Pinyin) keyboards.  The study found that voice recognition software is now 3.0…


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