speech to text fun

Speech-to-text on the Android is sometimes entertaining. The results are often unexpected. I have all the filters turned off, so sometimes random profanity even gets thrown in. Like foreign speakers of English often show me appealing creativity with my native language, speech-to-text sometimes does the same with those "dirty words."

I've never researched speech to text. I assume a sound file gets transmitted somewhere, probably to Google in the case of Android, where it gets decoded and sent back as text. Since I switched the default Android keyboard to one called TouchPal, I'm not sure if Google is still the back end, or if it's now TouchPal.

Below is this morning's example of speech-to-text turning the name "Javier" into "hobby air." It probably has something to do with my Southern accent.

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4 responses to “speech to text fun

  1. Originally posted by 0x29a:

    I use voice wreck ignition technology

    I like that one!I don't remember what I was actually saying, but I sent a text the other day that said, "I'm waiting for that old slut Jennifer at the credit union to approve my loan." It's a good thing I wasn't e-mailing Jennifer. The transcription reflected what I was really thinking but wasn't what I actually said. Mind reader!Another dangerous one is address autofill on e-mail: attaching a fat porn pic to an e-mail and not noticing that the e-mail app pulled up the address of my father rather then the intended recipient.

  2. I use voice wreck ignition technology…

    I wish I could remember the whole thing, but when I first came across a post on a bbs in the early nineties the whole text of the quote had me in hysterics for days.

  3. operainchicago

    😀 have you tried the app "speaktoit" which is the best android personal assistant app. (like Siri on iPhone) I use it maybe once a week. Check in out in your Google play store.

  4. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    attaching a fat porn pic to an e-mail and not noticing that the e-mail app pulled up the address of my father rather then the intended recipient.

    I should imagine you went up in your Dad's estimation after that! :up:

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