Saturday, January 05, 2013

Test

This is a test of speech to text, and it's really f*cking hot. If this works, then I'll be able to plug post this blog entry and make things clean.

7 comments:

Huge Larry said...

Test.

Huge Larry said...

Look at how dusty my Vader bobblehead is. I need to dust off and shine that dome.

cyrusfx said...

Did you perform all that from your phone? I notice Apple updated my iPod to have speech-to-text, but I haven't tried it out yet.

The speech to text on my Android is kinda messy, but i hope there's some hot neural network code working in the background so I can train it what mah werds sounds lahk, yo.

Huge Larry said...

Yeah. That was all done using the dictation feature on iOS. It's pretty accurate, and where it fails, you can fix up the mistakes manually. I find that the end result is much faster than trying to type the whole thing using the touchscreen. Of course, nothing beats a piping hot keyboard on a PC for fast, accurate data entry, but for mobile, speech to text is a nice feature.

Siri is actually pretty accurate most of the time as well. It's fun that you can create nick names for your contacts, and Siri will know how to handle them. For example, I can create a nickname for Kevin, such as "The Doug," and then I can say, "Call The Doug," and Siri will hook it up proper. It may not be any faster than just using the touch interface to make a call, but it makes me feel powerful and brings a smile to my face.

cyrusfx said...

One day Siri is going to call Doug Hutchison for you, since he is the most searched-for Doug.

Huge Larry said...

I thought it was Doug E. Doug, but maybe I'm living in the '90s.

cyrusfx said...

I notice Google sometimes tailors some of my possible search terms to be Hawaii-specific, so I logged out just to make sure it was still Doug Hutchison.

DJ Douggpound is pretty tight behind the decks.