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Speech in space: International Space Station Blasts Off with Nuance Speech Recognition
There's a new crew member aboard the International Space Station who is never at a loss for words. Clarissa is the International Space Station's new speech-powered virtual assistant. This software eventually may help astronauts check out space suits and analyze drinking water quality -- all via voice. In the future, Clarissa will have "the potential to talk astronauts through thousands of important procedures related to life support systems, medical exams, and equipment checkout". [I'm sorry, I cannot allow that Dave - Ed]. The experimental Clarissa application was created using speech recognition software from Nuance, the voice automation expert. Clarissa is set to begin working with astronauts during the next six months as part of International Space Station Expedition 11. more ...
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