New Windows UWP app combines inking, face and speech recognition

June 23, 2016 - 

Microsoft has been developing several new features for its upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update release including a new app that combines specific Windows 10 UWP development with ink, speech and face recognition, according to a report by WinBeta.

Many of these features were exhibited at Microsoft’s developer conference a few months ago. Several keynote speakers demonstrated at Build 2016 how the Windows team has improved the bulk of Windows 10 code and features, especially its varied input recognition.

In one demo, members of the Windows team exhibited new and improved inking, Windows 10 Hello authentication and voice initiated Cortana commands.

FamilyNotes is a “notice board app designed to demonstrate modern features in a real world scenario, with support for ink, speech and some rather impressive behind-the-scene ‘smarts’ using Microsoft Cognitive Services,” according to the Windows Apps team.

The Windows team provides further details and a walkthrough of the app in three ongoing posts on Microsoft’s blog.

The first post details the app’s features and development background, how it uses face detection and recognition, and the app’s use of Ink and speech.

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) sample app showing the usage of speech, Cortana, ink, and camera through a family note sharing scenario, can now be downloaded at GitHub.

In March, Microsoft said that its “Windows Hello” biometric authentication solution for Windows 10 will soon work with websites.

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