• Geoff McQueen

    I’ve been using Glass for months now and speak with a fairly strong Australian accent. The voice recognition is brilliant, even in situations with a lot of background noise (like when riding my bike in SF’s constant and strong afternoon winds). Basically, I just don’t buy the premise that the speech recognition aspect is too tricky – privacy considerations though aren’t something I’d want to be trying to solve if I was Google.

  • fried_egg

    It may never come, it is a privacy and legal nightmare. Drivers may find they have insurance problems if they are shown to have had the device in the car during a crash but unable to prove they were not streaming something distracting to it. While labeling people as you walk about is something not even the police can easily do, yet this would enable it for “anyone” with some lax facebook, google+ identified picture database access. Hard to stop it coming, hard to allow it.

  • http://www.iloveseo.net Gianluca Fiorelli

    Knowing how they are obtaining gazillion data from voice search also from European users, the “dialects accent” seems a pitiful excuse… what is true is that Google always comes very late in Europe with almost everything :)

  • Matt McGee

    How long have they been doing voice search in Europe, though? In the US, they started getting voice signals 6-7 years ago when they rolled out 800-Goog-411 (or whatever it was called).

  • http://www.iloveseo.net Gianluca Fiorelli

    I was not precise. We can not via desktop search, but yes with the Google app on iOS (and probably on Android)

  • Oli us

    Android also recognise our languages pretty well, im not shure if it is all languages tho.
    Same with the gaming industries, i must admit, that providing a download link to an other continent, is almost impossible, like converting a number from usd to euro :D
    But it’s just 733 million people. I guess i’ll get it trough ebay/glass exporting tunnels/glasssmugglers.