Microsoft Creates History; Reports Speech Recognition System With Human-Level Accuracy

Microsoft, spearheaded by Satya Nadella, the Indian-born American business executive, just created history by announcing a breakthrough in the field of speech recognition systems. The team of researchers and engineers at Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research have reported that they have successfully created a technology that recognized the words in a conversation as well as a person does. The team behind the breakthrough image source: Microsoft)The team of researchers and engineers, in a paper published on Monday, reported a speech recognition system that makes the “same or fewer errors” than professional transcriptionists. Well, how exactly is the accuracy of these speech recognition systems measured? The accuracy is generally measured using a common metric called Word Error Rate (WER). It’s quite difficult to measure the performance of a speech recognition system because the…


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