Thursday, March 3, 2011

Advantages and Disadvantages of Voice Recognition Software

Voice recognition software allows users to transform their spoken words into written words through the use of a microphone.

Advantages

  1. Increases productivity
  2. Can help with menial computer tasks, such as browsing and scrolling
  3. Can help people who have trouble using their hands
  4. Can help people who have cognitive disabilities
  5. Has long term benefits for students

Disadvantages
  1. Can be hacked with prerecorded verbal messages
  2. Has an initial period of adjusting to each user's voice
  3. Less accurate when there is background noise
  4. Can be distracting in a cubicle environment
  5. The company Nuance is one of the last companies producing the software and is essentially a monopoly

2 comments:

Please add to the advantages and disadvantages of voice recognition software.