Oct 19, 2001

Voice recognition programs work by measuring variations in spoken commands. Dr. Igarashi's system would work by measuring the pitch and duration of sounds like "ah" and "umm." So to control your television, you would say "volume up, ahhhhhh," and the volume of the TV would rise while the "ahhh" continues. I'm not so sure about this. If this idea catches on, humans may evolve into freakish beings that scream at their TV's. Oh, wait.

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