Toshiba welcomes new addition to the family

LORD Rees, president of the Royal Society and Master of Trinity College, has officially opened the Toshiba Cambridge Research Laboratory on the science park.

Toshiba has three main areas of research underway in the new building, in quantum physics, speech recognition and computer vision. The speech recognition team is working on a system that will be trialled at next year's Beijing Olympics, where users will be able to speak to a small PC which will translate what has been said in, say, English, into Chinese.