The Future of Speech Recognition: Where Will We Be in 2030?
Migüel Jetté's and Corey Miller's piece on the future of ASR
The last two years have been some of the most exciting and highly anticipated in Automatic Speech Recognition’s (ASR’s) long and rich history, as we saw multiple enterprise-level fully neural network-based ASR models go to market (e.g. Alexa, Rev, AssemblyAI, ASAPP, etc). The accelerated success of ASR deployments is due to many factors, including the growing ecosystem of freely available toolkits, more open source datasets, and a growing interest on the part of engineers and researchers in the ASR problem. This confluence of forces has produced an amazing momentum shift in commercial ASR. We truly are at the onset of big changes in the ASR field and of massive adoption of the technology.