I’ve lately come to realize that I have a much more creative mind than I was aware of. Maybe not creative in the sense of artistic, but I do tend to come up with lots of ideas. Come to think of it, a lot of the writing on this site is an outlet for them.
Along the lines of my “great ideas” concerning speech technologies (many of which incidentally are already technologically possible but rarely used), here is something which I have put on my “technological wishlist” and which I am sharing with you today.
I’d like to see a digital camera which records time and place with the photograph taken, and allows for dictating the caption just after taking the photo. The camera would have an embedded speech engine which would convert the dictation into written text (just like Dragon does). The file name could also be dictated, if desired.
This means that from the user point of view, you take a snap, dictate a caption, and when you download the pics to your computer they already have all this meta-data attached to them.
Neat, huh? Well, in any case, I think it is. 🙂