speech recognition

A Kickstarter project for SARAH

SARAH is a speech interaction application for Mac OS X computers. It's a little like Siri for the Mac, though it's more limited in some ways, but also more open than Siri. It's open source, and developers can create plugins for SARAH.

I've received a lot of emails about SARAH since I first created it, so, in short, I decided to create a Kickstarter project to see if people would like to have SARAH created as a simple, easy to install Mac OS X application. (This will require several months of full-time development and testing.)

Here's a link to the Kickstarter project:

SARAH, a Mac OS X speech interaction app

SARAH ("Sarah") is a speech recognition/interaction application for Mac OS X computers, created by Alvin Alexander. Summary info:

Apple trademarks VoicePass - But it's not for voice passwords

Apple trademarks VoicePass: I just read that Apple has trademarked the phrase "VoicePass" (or "Voice Pass"), and when I first heard the name, I assumed it stood for "Voice Password", meaning you could finally log into your Mac using a voice password instead of a text password. I'll be able to walk up to my computer, say "Soylent green is people", and the system will log me in, just like in the old tv show Millenium.

Mac speech recognition software - How to create custom commands

Mac speech recognition software FAQ: Can I add my own commands to the Mac speech recognition software system, and if so, how?

While the built-in Mac speech recognition software doesn't recognize voices nearly as well as Sphinx-4, it does have one virtue: You can add custom commands to it fairly easily, as long as you don't mind writing a little AppleScript.

The short story is that if you go to this folder:

Mac speech recognition software (a short review)

Mac speech recognition software FAQ: Can you recommend any Mac speech recognition software packages?

Yes I can, but the answer depends on your needs, and whether you are a Mac consumer, or a Mac programmer. Let's take alook at the options.

Mac voice recognition software update

I thought my Mac voice recognition software project might get a little old after the initial excitement wore off, but I'm pleased to say it's still very interesting. It's extremely nice to be getting ready to go for a walk, and simply say, "Computer, current weather", and it responds with the latest weather information. Some of my Mac voice recognition software tasks still need some work, but basic voice commands like this are wonderful.