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The Journey to a Machine That Transcribes Speech as Well as Humans
xconomy, November 28th, 2016
November 28, 2016,
Volume 225, Issue 5

"As a student at the elite Tsinghua University in the early 1980s, Xuedong Huang confronted the same challenge as all other Chinese computer users.

'In China, typing was fairly difficult with a Western keyboard,' says Huang, now a Microsoft distinguished engineer and its chief speech scientist.

To answer that challenge, he helped develop a Chinese dictation prototype, launching him on a three-decade quest that yielded, earlier this fall, a speech recognition system capable of matching human transcriptionists for accuracy..."

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