We have managed to integrate Cortana unlimited (same as dictation mode) speech recognition with ARC which now means we can input any speech into ARC (for no cost unlike Dragon). we are using the HTTP custom server as can be seen on the screendump below.
We added a Pandorabot to ARC (to use it with unlimited speech) but it always seems to use it's own (default MS) speech recognition and we can't see a way to send our speech string into the Pandorabot.
Can DJ or anyone advise how we may do this - running Pandorabot with reliable/accurate unlimited speech recognition would be very neat!
Thanks in advance for any help.
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With cortana SR input I can say anything I want to the chatbot as this video shows - its all a bit rough though as it is one of my first (vocal) chats with DJ's Pandorabot and I could not think of what to say!
Are you planing on sharing this information or is it going to stay private?
With EZ AI down or not released this would really be good.
Thanks for sharing your video.
@merne - Windows 10 has made us have to jump through huge loops to even get this far, it is such early days and we need to do a lot more work before we can release anything.
I must say talking directly to a chat bot is very cool and to my way of thinking is the way to go for our robots.
I have become interested in Pandorabots because of Steve Worswick who has won the Loebner prize twice now 2013 and 2016 with his chatbots. His amazing award winning chatbot Mitsuku is all AIML and shows just how far this type of chatbot can go.
Yeah I installed window10 with their free upgrade, it is a learning curve for sure.
I used pandorabot in 2014 but it kept locking up my pc. I like how fast the response time is when you're speaking to your robot. Good luck on you success.
EDIT: After thinking about it I think i'm a little off here. Seems like I need to use only the Cortana Speech Recognition to trigger the scripts and voce files and cut out the Chatbots? *confused*
Here is second quick (vocal) chat with DJ's Pandorabot, it is quite a lot of fun talking to a chatbot. The cortana SR makes one mistake in this session (it seems to rarely make mistakes) which is the word good - strange as it is such a simple word?
Next job is to start building my own Pandorabot thats geared towards the ALTAIR robots.
So it's a bit confusing direction they are taking. Contana is UWP and doesn't have desktop compatible libraries.
Guess in time we will see what's up Microsoft's sleeve sure they have something planned that makes more sense than it does now. It's too early to tell... and we're all eager!
Cortana provides via cloud services:
1) Voice Commands e.g. Write an email to John saying Happy birthday.
2) Voice dictation e.g. Taking notes, writing emails (Speech To Text)
3) Natural Language Processing e.g. What's 17 minus two?
1) Custom Actions can be useful to create interactions like:
Hey Cortana switch off the lights
Hey Cortana go to the kitchen
Hey Cortana move the camera to the right.
2) Voice dictation so far only makes sense if you have Bot components like Pandora. What you do with a long text ?
3) NLP is handled by Microsoft, there is no way to feed specific content.
I see a huge potential to integrate Cortana's voice recognition with AI Bots e.g. Pandora Bots, besides custom actions what other kind of integrations can be done with ARC ?
I try to emulate you for 2.5 months. Unfortunately I am not successful, the hints in this thread are not enough, I come no further. Will you ever share your speech recognition revolution with others?
Thank you for your response.