The Peanut Gallery is a new Chrome Experiment from Google that demonstrates it’s Web Speech API, which brings voice recognition to Chrome users in over thirty languages. The site lets visitors add title cards to silent film clips just by speaking into their computer’s microphone.
Watch a scene and then speak a line or two, adding punctuation by saying “question mark,” “full stop,” etc. The Peanut Gallery turns the speech into text, allowing users to create their own movie and then share it with friends on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.
There are clips from eleven classic films including Phantom of the Opera (1925), Voyage to the Moon (1902), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), and The Kid (1921). Aaron Koblin from Google’s Creative Lab notes that they hope developers will find many uses for the Web Speech API, including new ways to navigate, search, enter text, and interact with the web. You can check out the Peanut Gallery in the video below: