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.

AT&T to release Watson voice recognition APIs originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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