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VoiceGap Trends: Google Conversations

Trending news for the day talks about the new Chrome Release (27).    Reports state that it now allows limited conversation using the microphone button.  Google quietly introduced this new dictation feature that lets people start a spoken ‘conversation’ in the browser.

There is also a link to Google I/O about Chrome Conversations.   Obviously, this is all going to make it’s way a mobile device.   You can see how the microphone button is used both explicitly as button and implicitly as part of HTML5’s new input box capability.If you look back to the early VoiceGap work with Capt. Expendable you will see the same kind of click to ask paradigm.

Liam Tung reports:

Installing the latest version of Chrome on the desktop lets users ask Google what the weather is like in a particular city and get a spoken reply. As Google demoed recently at its I/O conference, people can continue the conversation from there with follow up questions like ‘how far it is to that destination?’.

A ‘conversation’ with Google search can be activated by clicking the microphone icon to the right of the search box that appears in Chrome 27. If the topic is large enough, such as the size of a nation’s population, the spoken reply is coupled with information cards supported by Google’s Knowledge Graph.

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