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How to Demo Chrome 11′s Speech Recognition Feature

Posted on 23. Mar, 2011 by . 7 Comments

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With Chrome 11 hitting the Beta Channel, a number of new improvements to the V8 JavaScript engine and GPU-accelerated 3D CSS have been added. But what sticks out the most in this release is a new API that allows for speech input. While there aren’t many places on the web you can use this right now, there is a demo at the Google-hosted HTML5 Rocks site here.

You need to have Chrome 11 in order for this to work. Once you get to the HTML5 Rocks site, you’ll notice a field with a little microphone. Just click the mic icon and speak whatever it is you wish. In a few moments you’ll see that the word(s) appear in the text box.


This technology is similar to the Google Voice Search that the company has for smartphones. But instead of being trapped in a mobile app on a phone, the speech input API could be used for a number of things that creative developers will be able to come up with.

What uses could you see the speech input API being used for on the web?

via Google Chrome Blog, DownloadSquad