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Another Fine Mess You’ve Gotten Us into

Dragon NaturallySpeaking excels not only at voice recognition, but at voice recognition errors. Here’s 2 funny ones from this week.  What I actually said: “They’ve got a sense of humor.”  But how my Dragon translated it: “They got us into … Continue reading

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Awkward lap feel

Watch out, people – protect your laps!: What I actually said to my computer: I can film the lapHow my voice software translated it:  I can feel the lap

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Arrest and Torture

Google’s voice-to-text service uses voice recognition technology to listen to callers and translate their spoken words to text.  But it often misunderstands:  What the caller actually said: Hey, Rick! It’s Richard Zaragosa. How Google Voice typed it:    Hey, arrest! It’s … Continue reading

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Those poor patients simply can’t catch a break!

Just one teensy little letter missing, and boy does the meaning change!  What I actually said to my computer: Underserved health patients… (as in “poor” – inadequately served).  But how my voice software translated it: Undeserved health patients… Whether or … Continue reading

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How much is that Granny in the window?

This morning’s most memorable voice recognition error, while responding to a message I got about a Chinese martial arts movie regarding a little old lady:  What I actually said to my computer: Shaolin grandma  How my voice software translated it:  … Continue reading

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Dirty Money

What I actually said to my computer: 35 dollars.  How my voice software translated it:  dirty five dollars.

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Smoking Pot on a Long Run?

I was sending out an email to some of my running buddies, and what I actually said to my computer:  …with 10 of us doing the long route.  But how my voice software translated it:  with cannabis during the long … Continue reading

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Do it Sterile Style

What I actually said to my computer: …but stylize it differently How my voice software translated it:  …but sterilize it differently

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Understandable… But Way Wrong

And spellchecker wouldn’t have had a problem with it either: What I actually said to my computer: It looks so pretty from up here. How my voice software translated it:  It looks so pretty from a pier. Indeed, it is … Continue reading

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A Little Help with That LOL

I guess you could say that this one made me laugh out loud: What I actually said to my computer: LOL  How my voice software translated it:  A little help

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Voice Tie Bows Intro

This blog is dedicated to my indispensable and yet never completely reliable voice recognition software. As anyone who has used voice recognition software understands, voice recognition software is an amazing piece of software technology… that you must watch very, very … Continue reading

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