This morning Google now let me know that something new had been posted on the Sphinx site.
|Google Now has started letting me know if websites I visit often have posted new content, |
It was an Android app that lets users embed voice data in pictures (along with sharing pictures and doing speech recognition). I went to the play store, the app looked medium unprofessional so I visited their website. They were "seasoned" machine learning experts, but their mobile site had no indication of who they were.
|"Seasoned entrepreneurs ... with deep experience in AI and machine learning"|
So I said, I like Sphinx, let's see how they used it. I installed their app and giggled out loud at the "patent pending" splash screen. What are they patenting, certainly not Sphinx, certainly not speech recognition, certainly not the ability to take a picture on a smartphone and share it. It must be the embedded voice metadata, which I assume is why they aren't using the built in speech recognition which is far more accurate than Sphinx.
|"Patent Pending" technology by seasoned technologists...|
It even comes with a splash screen :)
|"Unfortunately Smile has stopped..."|