Kids Say The Darndest ThingsHave you ever wanted to talk to have a conversation with your favorite fictional character? As a child I would have done anything to talk to Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley, but that kind of technology had not been invented yet.
Oren Jacob and his business partner, Martin Reddy, used to work for Pixar before launching the interactive children's app SpeakaLegend. Children using this app can talk to a bunch of characters created for them, and these characters will also respond to the children's musings, much like Siri will reply to you when you ask her about the weather today. Except that children have a totally different way of communicating than adults, and so to make SpeakaLegend come to life Oren Jacob and Martin Reedy had to come up with a system that would understand the sometimes broken up speech of a small child.