Google (GOOG) , and online rival Microsoft Corp., are using their free directory services to build vast, digital Petri dishes loaded with samples of users' speech patterns. Those patterns are in turn are being fed into the companies' myriad server computers, where they are analyzed in an effort to make their respective speech recognition technologies progressively smarter. The development of increasingly precise speech recognition technology begs the question of whether Google and Microsoft will one day use it to "listen" to users, in order to serve them relevant advertising -- likely raising privacy concerns. [click heading for more]
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Let's Fix Things: For over two decades I've been consulting in Communications Design: Everything from business strategy and processes, through to technology, interaction and customer experience. The thoughts here are my own, not necessarily that of my employer.
I have a penchant for spotting patterns and fixing broken user and customer experiences. Even my Bumblebee project hasn't escaped - I've been using Six Sigma techniques to study and predict their behaviour patterns. ☺