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Nintendo and NTT Team Up For Voice Recognition

New test to help children with disabilities.

 

NHK reports today that communications giant NTT is working with Nintendo and other companies on speech recognition technology.

NTT started trials on the technology today in Tottori Prefecture and Okinawa. The technology can convert voices into text and is meant to assist disabled children in the classroom.

Nintendo's involvement appears to be through the use of the DS. As teachers speak, their words are converted into text and displayed on electronic blackboards or portable game machines. The lecture is saved to the Cloud, allowing students to review whenever they please. The game machine can also be used as a communicate tool.

Visit NHK's report for a video showing the technology in action.

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