tirsdag, oktober 09, 2007

Internet + Democracy = More democracy

I just read an article about the use of speech-to-text programs in the danish parliament (in danish). In connection with an upgrade of their website, the Danish parliament have implemented a speech-to-text system from Phillips called SpeechMagic. This will enable them to have the minutes (is that the right word for what the MP say? Would someone please post the right word in case it isn't) available on their site mere hours after they were spoken, something that usually takes a couple of days. Pretty neat.

And when I visited their site, damn right, they had the minutes (??) from 2 pm today. I also found out they have a live video feed directly from the main chamber. It's WiMP encoded, but still     pretty neat.

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