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Hey guys, up for discussion is the speech API from Microsoft/Azure/Bing. I want to utilize a pay version of this service for CES display. I don't want the service to stop after a limit of speech-to-text is reached making Alan inoperable to voice commands. 

There are two EZ plug ins. First which plug do I use with my own API key? And secondly can anyone explain to me the cost breakdown from Microsoft for this service?

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#1   — Edited
I found on another thread that the advanced plug in I need, currently is not working because they have added regions to this service (8 total for cognitive service). If so will there be an update for pay for service within the plugin anytime soon?
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USA
#28  
Thanks for adding that. I got up this morning and had left one instance of ARC open on office computer with the advanced bing open and checked my cognitive account. Was 17 bucks, so definitely clocks even when paused.
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Synthiam
#29  
You're certain the instance that was left over night was using build 22 that i published yesterday afternoon? Only that version paused the subscription. The previous version from yesterday morning did not pause the subscription.

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USA
#30  
No i went to sleep before i updated to 22, that was still the old 21 version on the office computer. Works good today. Now i'm just struggling with trying to deal with microphone/speaker issue where it listens to itself, as shown in the video.
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Synthiam
#31   — Edited
Send the ControlCommand to PAUSE the speech recognition before SAY and send the Unpause after it's said

It should pause and unpause automatically - mine does anyway. Are you speaking out of the EZ-B or PC speaker?
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#32   — Edited
PC Speakers..................................................................
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USA
#33   — Edited
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Using this script in AIMLBOT, and getting this error with the advanced bing plug in.

ControlCommand("Advanced Speech Recognition", PauseListening)
SayWait($BotResponse)
ControlCommand("Advanced Speech Recognition", UnpauseListening)


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USA
#34  
I've had another person test and they get the same results. Any idea what might be going on?
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Synthiam
#35  
Looks like MS updated their API again - i updated the plugin. This is a headache
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USA
#36  
Ok cool. Thank you again. Hopefully this will be it. I just need to limp thru CES.hopefully they don’t change it again for sometime.
#37  
Hey Will, is everything working good now? Just curious. I have been following and wanting to know. MS always tinkering around makes it hard for thing like this to stay working. I understand why people would give up and move on.
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USA
#38  
@Dave No, I have some ARC near crashes with this plug in. I've given up on this control for now and I'm thinking about how to best demonstrate Alan at CES, using windows built in voice recognition. I also found out my internet will only be 3 megs/sec! I have Alena working with Amazons Echo, so not sure it thats going to chew up the all the bandwidth. I might be able to use my phone in hotspot mode if they arent jamming the cell service.

#39  
Jamming cell service is illegal, and the casinos and convention centers in Vegas have stopped doing it after getting caught.  However, there are going to be a LOT of people competing for that bandwidth so I would not plan on reliable Hotspot service.  I have had trouble getting Internet phone service in Vegas at much smaller conferences than CES.

Can you pay for a bigger pipe, or is everyone limited to 3mbs?
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USA
#40  
i believe you can upgrade but we are at max budget and upgrade pricing is insane . The upgrade we found for regular CES exhibitors was 10 ($2450) then 20 (+$3500)
#41  
Ugh...  I hate everything about Vegas.  I am going to a conference in February at Ceasars Palice and I plan on arriving an hour before the opening reception, and leaving before  lunch on the last day to spend as little time as possible there. 

Alan
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USA
#42   — Edited
Yeah you can’t believe the amount fees and costs for everything. If you exhibited a lot investing in a portable power system and direct link to a satellite might be in order;)
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USA
#43  
...here is a cut and paste and screen grab of the error...
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Synthiam
#44   — Edited
That’s an error from the service. Other than disabling the pause command in the configuration, I don’t have any suggestions. Did you try googling the error code from the message?
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USA
#45  
Thanks DJ. No worries. I’ve only a few more weeks before CES, so going to move on to other options as times running out.
#46  
The plugin no longer works for me since the update no matter what region I try. It says WebSocket upgrade failed with an authentication error (401).
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Synthiam
#47  
You may have to update the key in azure. Because Microsoft has legacy and ultra legacy and recent key versions - it’s kind of a mess and difficult for us to keep track. This plugin uses the latest key type AND it will tell you in azure what region to use. You MUST use the region they specify. You cannot simply use any random region. They assign the region for you.