People in the workforce understand that efficiency is the key to balancing
their work and life. With this in mind, the evolution of technology is
constantly keeping us on our toes as we look for better ways to make work
easier. Nuance’s Dragon Professional 11 promises to do just this.
As the premier speech recognition software available, Dragon’s NaturallySpeaking is a great addition to any
professional setting, especially in fields that require constant data entry, web searches, and email.
At the same time, the program works well as a tool to
command your computer by using your voice. According to Canada Free Press, users
will feel great about dictating something like “Open Microsoft Word” and seeing
your computer magically do as it was told. This is an obvious benefit for those
with disabilities who may not be able to use a keyboard or
mouse, and those suffering from repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dragon Professional 11 is a vastly improved version of its
predecessors. The news outlet explains that when it came to training the
software to get used to the different nuances of the voices of individuals, the
new version only took four minutes. The software’s out of the box recognition is impressive enough, but once trained 99% accuracy is well within reach.