AT&T will be releasing developer application-programmer interfaces (APIs) for its Watson speech engine this June, according to a write-up over at the Verge. Developers will be able to add voice recognition features to their applications by integrating AT&T programming calls. The APIs will support web and business search, SMS and dictation, among other options.
Meant for deployment to mobile devices and smart TVs, Watson promises to provide region-sensitive accent-aware transcription of speech-to-text, including ways to expand vocabulary for specific technical needs such as medical transcription.
To date, Apple has not offered a third party API for its Siri voice recognition features.
A video detailing Watson features follows below.