We just released an update to VoiceComputer 2020. (v2.3) Plan to release an update to VC Lite 2020 in a week.
We have revamped the VC Microphone. We think that it’s more reliable than ever.
It seems that several of you are having trouble logging into this new forum. (Will figure this out.)
Because of the forum problems, a user emailed us with a problem:
The “Dragon and Voice Computer are on” menu continuously pops up.
The VC Microphone opens this menu.
The VC Microphone is always on, listening to command words.
If it’s not properly configured, you will receive false positives, that is, the Dragon microphone will be turned on or the VC Control Center menu will open even when you don’t issue a command.
The VC microphone has shared this problem with Voice assistants like Alexa, Cortana, and the Google Assistant that seem to be able to trigger themselves if the sound that they are outputting contains their wake word or at least something close enough.
We believe that we’ve solved this problem!
Our new update to VC 2020 yesterday includes better commands for the VC Microphone and much improved configuration/training.
Our new release is only phase one. If our update proves to be a (great) improvement, then we’ll reprogram the VC Mic app for phase two, which I think will completely solve the problem of false positives.