The past, present and future of voice recognition

With Voice control all the rage, it’s fun to look back and see where it all began. Medium has a very interesting history of speech recognition in this article by Clark Boyd.

Did you know Bell Labs created the first speech recognition technology way back in 1952? I didn’t. Obviously it was terrible and did almost nothing, but you’ve gotta start somewhere.

The article also takes a glimpse into the future of voice control where 75% of US households having smart speakers by 2020. Check it out!