Thursday, September 4, 2008

IBM 's Deep Blue takes on voice

Looks like IBM is making a foray into the voicemail transcription field with this recent announcement:

"Now, through our collaborative model, we are helping the IT market explore new growth opportunities enabled by our state-of-the-art speech technologies and solutions."
So is reprogramming deep blue's chess brain to transcribe voicemail messages the way of the future? What about accuracy?

According to this article:

IBM's software is now transcribing messages for phonetag and also powering vlingo and jajah.

Hey wait a minute, wasn't Vlingo supposed to be powered by Nuance as the company was started by former employees? Looks like they jumped shipped and now use IBM to convert audio to text.

Ahh, Nuance is suing Vlingo .. that's why: