Is Facebook is quietly creeping into the voice space?


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We know that Facebook has been developing its own speech recognition feature under the name Aloha for some time, and there have been reports of devices in the works, too. A TechCruch article reports, “A closer look at Facebook’s voice ambitions. Code reveals unlaunched speech recognition feature”, and the article goes on to say …

Facebook has been a bit slow to adopt the voice computing revolution… But much of that is set to change judging by experiments discovered in Facebook’s code, plus new patent filings.

Developing voice functionality could give people more ways to use Facebook in their home or on the go.

But Facebook’s voice could be drowned out by the din of the crowd if it doesn’t get moving soon. All the major mobile hardware and operating system makers now have their own voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant and Samsung Bixby, as well as their own smart speakers.

Get the full story, including the video of the prototype from TechCrunch tipster and mobile researcher Jane Manchun Wong, by clicking here.

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