Blast from the past--a look at voice recognition 10+ years ago

Blast from the past–a look at voice recognition 10+ years ago

Blast from the past--a look at voice recognition 10+ years ago

Hi guys! This is a follow-up to Monday’s post, where we talked a bit about what you can do with voice recognition and home automation.  Today we travel back in time to circa 2000, to take a look at what Jim Lipsit did with voice recognition technology and HAL 2000.

Jim has quite a sense of humor!  Just listen to  how he customized his computer’s responses  (“Where do think I am? I’m trapped in your computer room for the rest of my life!”) .  And check out how he incorporates that oh-so-popular song “Who Let the Dogs Out” (yes, once upon a time it was cool–and still going strong on YouTube).   Just goes to show that voice recognition has been around for quite a while–and you could do a lot even back then–but it’s getting even more advanced and easier to use these days.  It’ll be interesting to see what we’ll be able to 10 years from now!

Check out Jim’s video below, and view his web post here. He shares a lot of really good information about how he set up climate control, his security system, and many automated home entertainment options with voice control–even though most of the technology has been updated since his post.  (And hopefully he’s moved past the 90′s and gotten a new couch since then, and replaced the Miami Vice-style glass-block in his living room.)

Enjoy!

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