Google’s “Cloud Speech API” enters limited preview in 80 languages. If you want to build a product with speech recognition capabilities, Nuance has been the default choice for some time. The company’s technology powers Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s S-Voice as well as car computing interfaces from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, and many other automakers.
Google has had its own voice recognition service for some time, but previously it was only used in Google-branded products like the Google app, Google keyboard, or Google.com. Now that voice recognition technology is being opened up to developers. At its NEXT cloud platform conference, Google announced the Cloud Speech API.
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