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Xbox One voice search: Powered by deep learning

on November 22, 2013


It’s no secret that Microsoft(s msft) Research has been hard at work on deep learning techniques over the past few years, and the company showed off one of the reasons why on Tuesday: natural-language voice search on the new Xbox One console.

From the blog post detailing the feature:

“Over the past few years, we’ve focused on overcoming limitations of previous voice experiences. To achieve speed and accuracy improvements, we focused on an advanced approach called Deep Neural Networks(DNNs). DNN is a technology that is inspired by the functioning of neurons in the human brain. In a similar way, DNN technology can detect patterns akin to the way biological systems recognize patterns allowing us to better understand natural language. With Xbox One, you can search using natural phrases. For instance, you can say:

  • “I feel like watching comedy movies from the 1980’s”
  • “Show me popular dubstep music”
  • “I…

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