October 31, 2020
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Smart Speakers Timeline
VCE Media UNIT 2 OUTCOME 3
⟶ Updated 5 Nov 2018 ⟶
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IBM Introduces the IBM Shoebox, the first digital speech recogntion tool. It recognized 16 words and digits.
Carnegie Mellon completes Harpy Program. It could understand about 1000 words.
Microsoft introduces speech recognition feature for Office XP
Apple introduces Siri
Google introduces Google Now
Microsoft introduces their own virtual assistant called Cortana
Amazon introduces Alexa and the smart speaker called the Echo.
Google Introduces the smart speaker called Google Home
Samsung introduces the Virtual Assistant 'Bixby'.
Apple announces the HomePod
Amazon Echo Show launches in the U.S
Dragon launches Dragon Dictate, the first speech recognition product for consumers
The World Wide Web goes live to the world
AM Radio broadcasting began in the U.K.
Apple's iTunes Music Store was released
Edwin H. Armstrong demonstrated FM broadcasting in a long-distance relay network via five stations the U.S.
Spotify was launched
Google becomes offically incorporated
The phonograph was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison
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