While traveling to England to attend a family wedding and visit with my cousins in northwest London, I had the opportunity to experience the city along with its residents. I experienced Londoners’ exceptionally good cheer, unseasonably sunny weather, and was struck by the overwhelming support residents showed for the Paralympic sporting events. The city couldn’t get enough of the Paralympic activities. The Olympic Park was packed every day with athletes and spectators, and the events sold more tickets than any other Paralympics in history.
Speech recognition is one of my favorite things to demo. There is something about watching words appear on a screen after speaking them that feels like science fiction to me. The technology has a wow factor that no other demo seems to produce.