AI Tools and Technologies  |  May 5, 2023

Voice Recognition & Natural Language Understanding: AI’s Gifts to Modern Apps

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly utilized to power voice recognition and natural language understanding in applications. This technology is being used to allow end-users to interact with the application in a natural way, instead of clicking through screens of structured data. Thanks to advances in machine learning, users can tell an AI application what they want in their own words. AI applications can interpret the user’s command and respond accordingly.

Voice recognition is the technology that enables an AI application to understand and interpret what a user is saying. It relies on complex algorithms to process user speech and accurately recognize it. The application collects audio data, as the user speaks and, based on this input, identifies keywords and phrases, and checks for grammar. It then determines the intent of the user’s command and any parameters associated with it. In the context of apps, the application system may be performing a search task or executing a specific function.

Natural language understanding (NLU) is the technology that enables an AI application to generate responses based on what the user said. In essence, this technology allows the AI application to understand the user’s intent and meaning behind the words they have spoken. An AI application will need to have access to a set of algorithms and a database of knowledge in order to effectively translate what the user said into intelligible commands.

Voice recognition and natural language understanding can be used in combination in apps for a variety of tasks. For example, AI can be used to launch functions, answer questions, or retrieve data in response to user-commands. Mobile banking apps, for instance, allow customers to access and manage their accounts using voice commands. Customers can ask the banking application about their current balance, recent payments, or any other information about their bank account. Similarly, AI-powered applications in healthcare can enable patients to use natural language commands to access their medical records, book appointments, or find out information about specific diagnoses.

In addition to voice recognition and natural language understanding, AI-powered apps also rely on other technologies such as image recognition and natural language generation (NLG). Image recognition allows AI applications to identify objects in an image, such as a person or a car. NLG technology is used to generate appropriate responses based on the user’s input. For example, if a user asks an AI app for directions, NLG can be used to generate a response detailing the directions.

In conclusion, AI can be used to great effect in apps for voice recognition and natural language understanding. By relying on advanced algorithms and databases of knowledge, AI applications can understand what users are saying and generate appropriate responses. This technology is being used to enable applications to understand user commands and deliver accurate information in response.