Voice Recognition Applications to Automate Industrial Operations

In this age of new technology where the Internet of Things is the biggest topic of the day, there are other technologies that sometimes don’t get the attention that IoT gets, that doesn’t mean these technologies don’t have a great impact on our daily lives. Voice recognition is one of these technologies that is having great impacts in Smart homes, but even bigger impacts in Smart Industries by helping to streamline productivity in industrial environments where resources are limited. Voice recognition is the ability of a machine or program to receive and interpret spoken words and carry out the commands.

Voice recognition is making head ways in Smart Home solutions with Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa these devices are making home automation much easier through voice recognition. These two products add intelligent voice control to any connected products to allow users to command home features like playing music, brightening, dimming or turning lights on or off, control television, heating and air controls and many other smart home controls.

In today’s world of connected devices having hands free automation is adding another level to the connected device and Smart Industry Solutions, by taking advantage of new technology, a business can cut down on errors made by employees, saves money and also increases the productivity of their workers. This is providing adopters a crucial advantage in their markets and putting their business on the cutting edge of technology.

Voice Recognition Applications to Automate Industrial Operations
Voice recognition has evolved in recent years in terms of speed and accuracy which is why residential and industrial industries are using them more and more to create industrial solutions to aid in the streamlining of the business.

The most common scenario we see are users speaking into a device and having that information recorded, use cases like speaking into a device to type that data out for people with disabilities, this has been used for many years and is a great example. Voice recognition technology has endless possibilities.

Machine to Machine communication in industrial automation is now being implemented in factories to increase communication and manage large amounts of data that is being generated constantly by the different processes of the machines working together in manufacturing industries.

Voice recognition is also used in many cases for remote workers in utility companies who send out service technicians to inspect the difference work sites. The workers would normally carry cumbersome equipment around to log data from the different inspected sites to transmit that data back to a central office. Now with voice recognition, these service technicians can now easily log the necessary data by simply reciting commands. Companies are now installing electronics into the service men’s vests to minimize the hardware carried around that was once used in data logging. There are many applications for voice recognition in industrial environments that can facilitate streamlining business process, early adopters are using them to solve the problems that they face with user error and not having the resources available to them, these early adopters are leading the path to others seeing the value in voice recognition technology.

Vensi, Inc has been working with voice recognition for many years and our team has developed solutions for our clients with our team’s experience if you’re considering a project and want to explore the possibilities of having voice recognition implemented into your project.

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Solving Voice Recognition Issues & Moving Far Beyond

Mobile phones are powerful pieces of technology, and they’ve only reached a fraction of their true potential. Some phones today are faster than computers we used only a few years ago. The trend at the moment is moving from single core to dual core, going up to 1 GHz with more RAM. Even though technology is developing very rapidly, we’re seeing some issues in one of the areas with the fastest growth: voice recognition. Once we move past these issues, the capabilities of mobile phones will exceed the wildest imagination.

In addition to Apple and Google, we know a number of smaller companies working on voice recognition and text to speech technology. In order to bring these two technologies to a global audience though, the challenges of different languages and different accents must be addressed. This issue reminds us of an old Clint Eastwood movie, Firefox, where the Soviets had a plane that was controlled by the thoughts of the pilot. To operate the plane, the Clint Eastwood character had to be able to think in Russian rather than English. This movie came out in 1982, but the problem is one we still face today with voice recognition. Some of the early testing we’ve done with French, Italian and a few other languages revealed issues with translation, but the technology will get there. Once it does, there won’t be a need for large screens. Voice recognition and text to speech will allow phones to be a lot smaller in the next two or three years.

Even more exciting, once today’s technologies are brought together, the mobile phone may be able to sense and interpret your brain waves. Some of the recent research we looked at showed that monkeys are able to control robotic arms based on a technology that can sense what a monkey is thinking about. When the monkey wanted to eat a banana, he controlled the robotic arm to reach for a banana and peel it open simply by thinking about it. We already have our phones on us all the time. Imagine the possibilities when that phone can sense what you’re thinking and knows what’s happening around you.

With a phone that’s always listening and taking action through your speech, brain waves, body temperature and other inputs, the mobile device becomes a super-assistant. Voice recognition acts on keyword recognition. It’s designed to recognize particular buzzwords like “Mom,” with an action, like “send flowers.” Your mobile phone super-assistant will speak into your ear, reading documents or emails, while sensing when there’s a turn coming up. Right now Siri can do certain tasks, but in the future it will be able to guide and help you to do many more things, some of which we have yet to imagine.

Someday, your phone may even save your life by detecting a significant change in your body temperature or heart rate. For example, the phone could sense heart fibrillations and blood pressure fluctuations for cardiac patients. It may also be able to transfer medical data to hospitals and physicians. Phones could monitor blood sugar and blood oxygen levels, which could be life saving.

In another time, these ideas were the stuff of science fiction, but they’ll soon be reality. The mobile industry is the one to watch for enterprise applications. There is already a huge stream of add-in options coming. To be working on these projects today gives Vensi a huge edge. We’re very happy to be in this space.