Microsoft Launches Talk To Text App With Yap

Posted: Mar 22 2010, 7:01pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:08pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

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Sprint customers using a Blackberry phone can now download the Talk to Text app, which allows them to speak into a phone and have it automatically convert the spoken words into a text message.

Microsoft chose Yap, a four-year-old company exclusively devoted to speech-to-text technology, to power the app. Yap says it has a proprietary and accurate way of understanding human speech.

"Our speech cloud methodology eliminates complex integration efforts and tedious tuning processes common to traditional speech recognition solutions," said Yap CEO Igor Jablokov.

How convenient to be able to just speak into a phone to be able to send a message to someone. Now if only we could find a way to have two people speak into their phones at the same time and actually carry on a conversation...

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