Google has a new video out, which it calls a "short film" about speech recognition. It starts with the early days and works its way up to the incredible technology that's available today (including from Google, of course...okay, it's pretty much all Google).
The description says: "Language. Easy for humans to understand (most of the time), but not so easy for computers. This is a short film about speech recognition, language understanding, neural nets, and using our voices to communicate with the technology around us."
While you could look at the video as an ad for Google, it does serve as a pretty interesting reminder of how far this stuff has come.
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