Tuesday, March 19, 2013

[G] Make a silent movie by talking to Chrome

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Official Blog: Make a silent movie by talking to Chrome

Last month, the Web Speech API brought voice recognition to Chrome users in more than 30 languages. We thought it would be fun to demonstrate this new technology by using an old one: silent film.

The Peanut Gallery lets you add intertitles to old black-and-white movie clips just by talking out loud while you watch them. Create a film and share it with friends, so they can bring out their inner screenwriters too.

We hope that developers will find many uses for the Web Speech API, both fun and practical—including new ways to navigate, search, enter text, and interact with the web. We can’t wait to see how people use it.

Posted by Aaron Koblin, Creative Lab

(Cross-posted from the Chrome blog)
URL: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/make-silent-movie-by-talking-to-chrome.html

1 comment:

Donald Sosin said...

Great idea. The music is rather primitive, though, and mixed too loud to the speech track. I hope more people will be interested in silent films as a result.

Donald Sosin