Monthly Archives: February 2014

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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Kicking Tarts at the Meta-Café?

Two recent voice recognition errors, just for kicks:  What I actually said to my computer: he kick-startsHow my voice software translated it:  he kicks tarts Those poor tarts!  And what kind of eats would you get here, I wonder: What … Continue reading

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To Bow Out of Working Out

Pronounced tuh-BAH-tuh, a Tabata workout is a high intensity exercise routine that … never mind the details; just don’t ask Dragon NaturallySpeaking to spell it right.  What I actually said to my computer: a Tabata workout   How my voice software … Continue reading

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Colonizing Asians?

It’s a tough word, even for humans.  But for my voice recognition software, it was a complete fail: What I actually said to my computer: canonicalizationHow my voice software translated it: canonical is Asian  I tried once more but the … Continue reading

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