Speech Recognition And Voice Recognition- Same Or Not?

May 20 15:52 2021 Joseph Ricard Print This Article

This article has drawn a distinction between two similar yet different technologies i.e. speech recognition and voice recognition technology.

Both speech recognition and speech recognition does sound like they both mean the same thing but they are two different technologies. 


Digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa,Guest Posting Microsoft’s Cortana, and Apple’s Siri have made the world familiar with these terms. Of course, these assistants not only use speech recognition but voice recognition too. 


As per the Statista report, by 2024, the total number of digital voice assistants being used will reach 8.4 billion units, a number that is higher than the world’s population


But still, many people have doubts that need to be cleared, let us dig further into speech recognition and voice recognition.

Speech recognition

Speech recognition is interlinked with voice recognition, after recognizing a particular voice the speech recognition software identifies the speech. How does it work? By using various speech pattern algorithms and language models, speech recognition can transcribe or caption the words coming out from the speaker’s mouth. For the software to transcribe the speech and get high accuracy, the quality of audio should be good.


Requirements for high accuracy speech recognition:

  • One speaker only.
  • No background noise.
  • A high-quality microphone is preferable.


When do you need speech recognition?

  • For taking notes, the text can be transcribed by the speech recognition software that can help in taking notes.
  • To provide accessibility to the people who have disabilities, auto-generated subtitles, dictaphones, text relay for deaf and hard of hearing people. These services might help people with disabilities to engage with the media and more extended world.


Voice recognition

As we know, both speech and voice recognition are different but they are linked with each other.

Voice recognition software can recognize a specific voice with training. This training process entails the user going through a variety of phrases, and then the software uses these phrases to identify the speaker, the delivery of speaker, and tone of voice. This is a by-default process that most of the virtual assistants and voice-to-text applications use.


Limitations of voice recognition:

  • Limited functionality to the task that is asked to execute.
  • If not clearly recognized the virtual assistant can ask for repeating the sentences.
  • It can get to different conclusions if few words get skipped.
  • If any change in the voice tone or the delivery is detected the accuracy of voice recognition falls dramatically.


When do you need voice recognition?

  • User Verification - using voice as a password increases security whilst saving money on biometrics.
  • More effective and quicker operations - The ability to accurately communicate with technology using voice reduces the need for error scans and instead allows for more accurate workloads at a faster pace.

Both voice and speech recognition gives rise to virtual assistants.

Why are these technologies being referred to as Smart technology and what are the barriers to voice technology?

Virtual assistants have become an important component of the smart device industry, being integral to the way consumers interact with their devices. And as the industry advances and its technology becomes high-level, companies are increasingly seeking bigger and better use of “Smart technology”.

But still, there are some barriers to voice technology adoption worldwide.

  • Accuracy was being considered a leading barrier to the adoption of voice technologies.
  • Some found accent (the way of speaking) or dialect-related recognition issues uncertain for voice tech adoption.


So, this was all you need to know about voice recognition and speech recognition.



Voice recognition and recognition are both making their way up to this tech-driven world. 

And these technologies have more potential than just being used as assistants, and audio-to-text Softwares are aiding many industries that are not that technically linked, like the healthcare industry, educational facilities, the financial industry, the government, and others.

More and more people are getting excited about linking virtual assistants with their software to give birth to innovation. Are you excited too? Well, Klizo Solutions can help you to transform innovative ideas into a successful project.


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Joseph Ricard
Joseph Ricard

Joseph Ricard is the Director of Klizo Solutions, a software development company that delivers impeccable web experience to its global clientele. He is a tech enthusiast, who loves to explore and integrate advanced tech into business solutions, also an avid reader. He is one of the firsts to invent weed vending machines!

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