At the IBM Speech Technology Innovation Conference this week in New York City, IBM and Avoca Semiconductor, a developer of voice user interface solutions, announced a partnership with All Media Guide, a provider of music and entertainment content, to support voice control and search on digital entertainment devices, using IBM Embedded ViaVoice speech recognition technology.
Beginning with digital music, Avoca and AMG will co-create and design products that make voice an intuitive and easy way to interact with personal media collections. The companies predict that using speech to control a media center or portable media player will become a more natural and practical way for consumers to manage digital media collections.
“With IBM and Avoca technologies, AMG can give users access to its rich editorial content and data through simple voice commands,” said Greg Smith, vice president of technology at All Media Guide. “Users will be able to locate music by their favorite artists by requesting nicknames like ‘The Boss,’ alternate names like P. Diddy, Puff Daddy or Sean Combs, acronyms like ‘CSNY’ for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and many other associations only available in AMG’s rich metadata.”