reQall Helps Britain Remember

reQall is a new service which allows people to record voice notes, reminders or even short conversations, and then be automatically reminded of them, search for them and recall them weeks, months or even years later. Despite its seeming simplicity, reQall is based on Vemuri's research from the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) into individual memory and "memory prosthesis". reQall deploys speech recognition software to transcribe audio data into text and then uses advanced search and retrieval tools to find a specific conversation or piece of information. The retrieval criteria can be anything from words or phrases to a date range. [click heading for more]