Dialogue Box 7: Giving Vista a fair hearing

Summary:If computers are so smart, how come they don't understand a word we say? That's perhaps unfair — but, as Dialogue Box found out, even the state-of-the-art speech recognition in Windows Vista has its problems

We trained it. We fine-tuned it. We even tried reading poetry to it. But when the crunch came, did we find Vista's voice recognition listened up? You'll have to watch to find out...

Topics: After Hours

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