Google Chrome now supports speech input through HTML, inadvertently makes universal translator?


The guys over at Google have just made it possible for Chrome to recognize speech and use it as an input method. The feature has been in the beta phase for about a month, and now it’s been rolled out for public consumption. In a post at the official Google Chrome Blog, software engineer Josh Estelle explains one of the possible uses of speech as an input method: translation. You can now go into Google Translate, speak English (or any other supported language), have it translated and then spoken back to you in the translated language you chose. Not quite the universal translator in Star Trek, but hey, it’s a start.

Source: Google Chrome Blog