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Speech recognition has its origins way before computers as we know them existed. Back in the 1880s Alexander Graham Bell invented a way to record speech onto wax cylinders. Others improved on the technique, moving through technologies like plastic and magnetic tape. When computers became sophisticated enough to include memory and processing capabilities, speech recognition […]

It was 1982 when Dragon Systems was founded by Dr Jim Baker and Dr Janet Baker. They produced voice recognition software that could turn spoken words into text that appeared on screen. It was a major achievement considering the limitations of computers at the time. For example, here are some things that indicate the state […]