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
pantherx12
Mussels said:
try a cheesy aussie accent
Tried a few phrases, I now feel your pain, at-least it gets one or two things right with my accent :laugh:

I also tried a Louisiana swamp style voice, even worse results than Aussie :laugh:
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#2
MilkyWay
Mussels said:
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)
Scottish people like myself well look
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#3
[H]@RD5TUFF
While neat I can't say this is a technology I have said now if only my computer could . .. .
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
Mussels said:
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)
Can you not just stand on your head then maybe it be able understand you ?..

Cheesy british language ?.. As like America there is many types of accent in fact me living here in america for the last 7 years most think i am from Australia at there 1st guess lol.


Thrackan said:
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.
I'd kill the computer when it says cannot comply.
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#5
anasuelli
Mussels said:
"computer: start deus ex, human revolution"


*IE pops up and googles gay sex, human prostitution*
Candidate for my on every forum I read.

This made me LOL a LOT. Thanks! :)
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#6
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
heky said:
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.
nope, there power delivery chips suck!
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#7
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
You: "Open up notepad"
Computer: *opens notepad*
Your mom: Who are you talking to, better not be a girl in there
You: Mom is just the computer
Mom: Oh, why the hell are you talking to an inadement object?
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#8
erocker
Am I the only one who immediately thought of this:



I'm sure it's an option that can be turned off or on. I'd love to play with it.
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#10
ironwolf
So when I get mad and tell my computer to goto hell, what then? :roll: (or as I sometimes like to tell it, go eff itself)
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#11
hellrazor
How about "Fucking close the thing!!", will it actually close it?
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#13
PopcornMachine
Velvet Wafer said:
no, that was one of the first things that came to my mind too! The fourth film is my favorite one;)
[Bad Russian Accent] Where do you keep the nuclear wessels? [/Bad Russian Accent]
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#14
Velvet Wafer
PopcornMachine said:
[Bad Russian Accent] Where do you keep the nuclear wessels? [/Bad Russian Accent]
[whispering]"Him? He's harmless. Back in the '60s he was part of the peace movement at Berkeley. I think he did a little too much LDS!"[/whispering] :D
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#15
v12dock
Try a Midwest accent... none ;)
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
nvidiaintelftw said:
You: "Open up notepad"
Computer: *opens notepad*
Your mom: Who are you talking to, better not be a girl in there
You: Mom is just the computer
Mom: Oh, why the hell are you talking to an inadement object?
its inanimate, and i'd simply hand her a phone.
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#17
heky
nvidiaintelftw said:
nope, there power delivery chips suck!
You say that based on what? I have no problems whatsoever, and am running a semi-high overclock 24/7, and the vrm stays much much cooler than on my previous 775 Gigabyte.
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#18
sy5tem
mussels said:
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)
lol omg.. Just lol sooo much
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#20
digibucc
Mussels said:
leftover of us always getting recycled american or english software, they can never understand us.
i have now started reading your posts in a thick Australian accent. i can't help it.

v12dock said:
Try a Midwest accent... none ;)
it may be neutral, but can't possibly be "none". if someone can tell where you are from by the way you talk (everyone) , then you have an accent.
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#21
cadaveca
My name is Dave
So, of course there is this header on teh MSI board I recently reviewed:



Just waiting for MSI to send me a unit, and I'll let you guys know what I think!
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#22
random
Weird feature, definitely a gimmick to me. Although I guess it may help some lazy or disabled people? like the guy who played PC games with only his chin and mouse which honestly brought tears to my eyes when I watched it.
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#23
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Well, I'll you what. Back in like March i injured my shoulder pretty good. Gonna have the joint replaced, even(well, more than the joint, but anyway...).

I'm gonna be stuck using just one arm for a while. This is gonig to limit my ability to do reviews, and game, for sure.

Perhaps this thing will help me specifically, when I have my surgery? I am actually very interested in this because of that.
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#24
neliz
random said:
Weird feature, definitely a gimmick to me. Although I guess it may help some lazy or disabled people? like the guy who played PC games with only his chin and mouse which honestly brought tears to my eyes when I watched it.
The cool thing is, you can actually use your voice to OC (up or down) during benchmarks.
So if your PC always craps out during nature test #4, you just tell it:

Multiplier down
Multiplier down

And you're set!

Of course there's a lot of stuff you can set/do and of course customize some commands (Turn me on sexy).

And yeah, not related to PWM at all :)
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#25
alucasa
Mussels said:
"computer: start deus ex, human revolution"


*IE pops up and googles gay sex, human prostitution*
This has got to be the post of the year. :pimp:
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