Thursday, September 15th 2011

MSI Displays Voice-Activated Motherboard Technology

PCs following voice commands isn't new. Windows comes with Speech Recognition and voice-command features, which when properly configured, can serve as a great accessibility feature. MSI plans to take voice commands a step further with what it calls "Voice Activated Motherboard" technology. The feature extends voice-commands to OS-independent ACPI functions such as powering on the PC from halted state (cold booting), suspend it, or powering down, both graceful (OS shutdown) and forceful (power off).

The feature depends on a daughterboard accessory that requires a PCI-Express x1 slot. This daugherboard connects to the motherboard using a special header found on some recent MSI motherboards that has been labelled "JDLED3", and a mic/line input. JDLED3, we assume, gives the card some low-level connectivity to the board that it can't have through HAL. The rest of the daughterboard looks to have a some legacy circuitry and an ADC. On the OS side, MSI will deploy the Voice Genie software which can be used to get the device to recognize your voice and set your own voice commands. The software probably could even be used to suspend voice recognition. Otherwise, imagine telling your Teamspeak buddy in-game to "restart" the server or a map, and the board following a system restart command that sounds identical. MSI says that this accessory will have a "more than affordable price."

Source: Bright Side of News
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52 Comments on MSI Displays Voice-Activated Motherboard Technology

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
pity voice activated stuff doesnt work at all for aussies.
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Mussels
pity voice activated stuff doesnt work at all for aussies.
Why? Government ban?
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
by: btarunr
Why? Government ban?
leftover of us always getting recycled american or english software, they can never understand us.


seriously, if i put on a cheesey british accent win 7 can understand me, but not normally. oh no. 'start, run' would result in my microwave exploding. (and then the government installing a firewall to prevent microwaves being googled)
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#4
CyberDruid
I shout at my PC from time to time...but this one would listen? Cool.
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#5
CrAsHnBuRnXp
So i can finally be like Batman and talk to my computer and make it do things. All i need my computer to do now is analyze dna samples and check my blood for diseases and im good to go.
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
"computer: start deus ex, human revolution"


*IE pops up and googles gay sex, human prostitution*
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#7
CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: Mussels
"computer: start deus ex, human revolution"


*IE pops up and googles gay sex, human prostitution*
:roll:
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#8
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Mussels
"computer: start deus ex, human revolution"


*IE pops up and googles gay sex, human prostitution*
It's a win-win.
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#9
caleb
jinkies! more cables. Can it also talk sexy like ivona
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#10
Shihabyooo
by: Mussels
pity voice activated stuff doesnt work at all for aussies.
by: Mussels
"computer: start deus ex, human revolution"


*IE pops up and googles gay sex, human prostitution*
^
This made my day :roll::laugh:
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#11
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
how about MSi works on there power circuitry delivery system on their motherboards, rather then this nonsense??
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#12
Shihabyooo
Maybe cuz it's easier to justify a ridiculous pricetag with this kind of nonsense, than to try to explain the importance of phase control to this tron/ipad generation.

Now that's said.... wth is phase control :wtf: :confused: ?
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#13
DannibusX
by: Mussels
"computer: start deus ex, human revolution"


*IE pops up and googles gay sex, human prostitution*
so tell it to google gay sex, human prostitution.

You should see deus ex launch :)
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#14
heky
by: nvidiaintelftw
how about MSi works on there power circuitry delivery system on their motherboards, rather then this nonsense??
And what is wrong with MSIs power circuitry delivery sytem? As far as i know, almost all socket 1155 MSI motherboards have the most advanced power delivery system and also use the highest quality components.
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#15
Velvet Wafer
The first thought i had was, that i could finally tell the computer:

"Tea, Earl Grey, Hot"

Man, did i waited long to be able to do that!:laugh:
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#16
Thrackan
It's really Star Trek nerdiness, but I'd love to say "Computer! Show me what's on TV today!" to my HTPC...

In a Picard voice obviously. And start programs by uttering make it so would be aweshums.
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#17
Velvet Wafer
by: Thrackan
It's really Star Trek nerdiness, but I'd love to say "Computer! Show me what's on TV today!" to my HTPC...

In a Picard voice obviously. And start programs by uttering make it so would be aweshums.
(In a deep monotone voice)
"Indeed!"

:laugh:
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#18
techtard
Imagine the trolling you can do at LAN parties.
Walk by someone's machine and say : Reboot. LOL:roll:
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#20
Hayder_Master
So when i play bc2 online with friend using TS, i can't say to my team 'shutdown' the chopper anymore.
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#21
Kovoet
by: Mussels
leftover of us always getting recycled american or english software, they can never understand us.


seriously, if i put on a cheesey british accent win 7 can understand me, but not normally. oh no. 'start, run' would result in my microwave exploding. (and then the government installing a firewall to prevent microwaves being googled)
Imagine what it would be like with my yappie accent, lol
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#22
BumbleBee
by: BumbleBee
MSI lightsaber on
if people didn't get that joke

[yt]1-US-s_8SOg[/yt]
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#23
pantherx12
by: Mussels
leftover of us always getting recycled american or english software, they can never understand us.


seriously, if i put on a cheesey british accent win 7 can understand me, but not normally. oh no. 'start, run' would result in my microwave exploding. (and then the government installing a firewall to prevent microwaves being googled)
It doesn't work for me : [
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#24
Mussels
Moderprator
by: pantherx12
It doesn't work for me : [
try a cheesy aussie accent
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#25
Th3pwn3r
Cool idea but seems useless right now.

HOWEVER(!) if we can make this technology work like it did for Tony Stark(Iron Man) that would be friggin awesome.
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