Marques Brownlee has this really nice comparison of Google Assistant and Siri:
“My father always used to say, ‘Don’t raise your voice; improve your argument.’ Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is always the best arbiter of what is right.”
~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu
SARAH ("Sarah") is a speech recognition/interaction application for Mac OS X computers, created by Alvin Alexander. Summary info:
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 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 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.
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.
Mac speech recognition software: I just had a fun interaction with my iMac that went a little like this:
Al is standing in kitchen, peeling an avocado. It's a little quiet, so he says, "Computer, play the movie Juno."
The computer says something snarky like "Yes, master" (or in Alaska, "You betcha"). In a few moments the movie begins playing.