Google Voice Search Can Now Learn Your Voice

Google [GOOG] is rolling out a new service that allows the company to learn your voice and how you speak. The reason for doing this is that voice to text services are occasionally a bit off. You say one thing and the conversion says something completely different in the transcript. By learning your voice, Google can see patterns in how you speak and how you pronounce certain words. It can then adapt accordingly to your voice.

The system is available for Android users using the Voice Search system on their smartphones. To activate it, you need to go to the settings and activate the Personalized Recognition check box. Once done, your voice patterns are then stored on Google servers.

If you opt into personalized recognition, we begin to associate the recordings of the words that you ask us to recognize with your Google account. We then automatically use these words to build a speech model specifically for you. This speech model enables us to deliver greater recognition accuracy. Although subtle, accuracy improvements begin fairly quickly and will build over time.

Right now, the service is only available to those speaking English in the US. Also it requires you run Android 2.2 or above. If you fit in to that category then you can download the latest app now from the Android Market.

Via: Google Mobile Blog and GigaOM

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