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Linux Speech Recognition Using Google Speech API: Google2Ubuntu

Google2Ubuntu is a tool that lets you control your computer using voice commands via the Google speech recognition API.The project is not new but it wasn’t updated for about two years, until recently, when its developer added new some new features along with English support (French was already supported).Currently, Google2Ubuntu comes with the following features:available in English and French only for now;internal commands: can tell you the current time, battery level or read the text selected by the cursor;external commands: window actions (close, hide, switch), open various applications (web browser, terminal, file manager, open specific folders such as Music, Pictures or Documents), cut, copy, paste;4 external modules are available, which allow you to search Google, Wikipedia, or Youtube, get the current weather or find out the meaning of a word;the commands are customizable so you can change them or add your own custom commands.It’s worth mentioning that since Google2Ubuntu uses the Google speech recognition API, it needs a working Internet connection.Unfortunately the Google voice recognition API doesn’t like accents so if you don’t speak English or French natively, this tool will fail at times. Or at least, that was the case in my test and that’s why I didn’t record

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