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The Story Behind tells the extraordinary history of the ordinary. Everyday objects are more closely examined, from their ancient beginnings through the present—all within 5-10 minutes.

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Apr 3, 2017

Welcome to Tech Week! This is one of the last weeks of The Story Behind before I officially go on Baby Break, but this week was planned way back in January when Jim Collison from Home Gadget Geeks reached out and wanted to do a collaboration of his show and mine. Here's the link to the episode of Home Gadget Geeks from Thursday, February 9th.

In this episode, I’ll be talking about … well, actually, let me have Siri tell you what I’ll be talking about.

Siri: Emily will be talking about my history. Starting with my ancestors, computers that would take up whole rooms with the function of being able to recognize a handful of spoken words, through the technology we know today.

Here is your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Voice Recognition

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Media:

Music for Makers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyXegCueV88

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/moviefone-company-launches-search-replace-iconic-voice-23586976

Sources:

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/high-tech-gadgets/speech-recognition1.htm

http://www.pcworld.com/article/243060/speech_recognition_through_the_decades_how_we_ended_up_with_siri.html?page=2

https://astaspeaks.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/audrey-the-first-speech-recognition-system/

http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/history-of-voice-recognition-from-audrey-to-siri/15008

http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/Faculty/Rabiner/ece259/Reprints/354_LALI-ASRHistory-final-10-8.pdf

https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/the-history-of-voice-recognition

https://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/specialprod1/specialprod1_7.html

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/BELLSOUTH+TESTS+NEW+VOICE+RECOGNITION+SERVICE+IN+TWO+FLORIDA+MARKETS-a018444708

https://www.automatedliving.com/

http://beebom.com/amazon-echo-alternatives/

http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/21/tech/innovation/female-computer-voices/

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/04/tech/mobile/bennett-siri-iphone-voice/index.html