This SDK provides an interface to the DOCOMO Speech Recognition API, enabling speech recognition to be added to Android applications. This particular Android SDK contains technologies powered by NTT IT language processing, and provides support up to Android version 4.2. The SDK offers a recording time of 15 seconds. The API accepts spoken voice within an audio file, and transcribes the language detected into words.
Last week Amazon announced that it is adding cooking capabilities to the Smart Home Skill API, which enables Alexa to control and check the status of cloud-connected devices.
Initially, the API will be extended to allow Alexa to control microwave ovens but support for other devices is coming.
IBM has announced the addition of three new advancements to the Watson Cloud platform; real-time speaker diarization (beta) support available via the Watson Speech to Text API, Visual Recognition tagging with a built-in set of visual labels, and the Watson Discovery Service.
Twilio, a leading voice and SMS communications company, has announced that the company has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program and has integrated the Twilio API into the Google App Engine.