Communications company NTT in Japan is teaming up with Nintendo and other companies on speech recognition technology.
The trials in Tottori Prefecture and Okinawa started today and the new technolgy can convert voices into text, which is meant to assist disabled children in the classroom. Nintendo’s involvement appears to be through the use of the Nintendo DS. In the classroom as teachers speak, their voices are then converted into text and displayed on electronic blackboards or portable game machines. The lecture is then saved to the cloud, which allows students to review whenever they want. The game machine can also be used as a communication tool.