Monthly Meetup February 2016 - Topic 1: Speech Recognition in the Browser

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Topic 1: Speech Recognition in the Browser
by Jakub Jedryszek
@JakubJedryszek| gh jj09

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abstract:: Mouse and keyboard are not the only ways how we can communicate with our devices. We already talk to our phones, gaming consoles, and some desktop applications. However, there are very few web applications that understand our speech. The bleeding edge versions of most popular web browsers are starting to support the most natural user input. Let's take a look at Web Speech API, and learn how to add voice commands to web applications using pure JavaScript. Maybe it would be also worth to respond to users with voice using Web Synthesis API?

What you will learn:

- What is Web Speech API

- How to add speech recognition to website

- What browsers support speech recognition, and to what extent

- How to emit voice with Web Synthesis API

bio:: Jakub Jedryszek works for Microsoft as Software Engineer. Currently he is working on the Azure Portal – the largest and most complex Single Page Web Application in the World written in TypeScript. He is a founder of dotNetConfPL – online conference for .NET Developers. His blog is at

Before Microsoft Jakub developed a Model-Driven Development and Verification Approach for Medical Devices, while working for SAnToS Lab. He was also working as Web Developer for SMT Software, Division of Communications and Marketing at Kansas State University, and PGS Software.

If you're in the Seattle area, you should drop by Seattle JS. Join the Meetup at See you there.


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