How a 50-Year-Old Speech Recognition Technology Became Today’s Voice Assistant

91 million people in the U.S. use this tech at least once a month

Video: Josh Rios; Editor: Breana Mallamaci

Using technology for speech recognition has been around for decades, first introduced by IBM in 1961. The Shoebox, as it was called, recognized 16 words and numbers zero through nine.

@ChrisAriens chris.ariens@adweek.com Chris Ariens is the managing editor and director of video at Adweek.
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