Dictate, a Microsoft Garage Office add-in that allows users to dictate words to documents, is being officially integrated into Office and Windows 10. The project It was launched more than two years ago and allowed users to easily enter text into their Office documents faster than using their keyboards.
The service is powered by Microsoft Cognitive Services, a voice recognition service that uses artificial intelligence to improve algorithms. It is the same service that powers text to speech in other Microsoft services, namely Cortana and Microsoft Translator. The service also supports dictating voice in twenty different languages, and also allows users to translate text into sixty languages.
The project initially started in 2016 by a small team that includes a software engineer for the Speech and Language team at Microsoft Cloud and AI Group, Anand Desai. Subsequently, the team expanded to include other members, including Derik Stenerson, principal director of the program on the Office team.
As part of the official graduation of the project, Microsoft will suspend the complement on October 15. Users are encouraged to use the dictation programs created. in Windows 10 and the various Office applications.
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