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      06-08-2009, 08:48 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Zell View Post
Name me one time where any voice recognition software has ever worked accurately or has made something convenient.

You: Call Timothy.
Voice Recognition: Did you say, "Call Bethany?"
You: No. Call Timothy.
Voice Recognition: Did you say, "Call Dorothy?"
You: NO. Call Timothy!
Voice Recognition: Would you like to change the language to French?
You: NO!! CALL TIMOTHY!!!
Voice Recognition: Would you like to train the software so you can be understood more easily?
You: *take 5 seconds to dial the number*
It was true maybe 10 years ago. In modern world, speech recognition with 90%+ precision is something a team of grad students can do for extra course credits... Advanced modern systems can go as far as measure the level of anxiety or satisfaction, detect deception, or tell where you grew up based on your accent.

I am not saying BMW made a system that works flawlessly, but they could, probably fairly easily. I hope they break their tradition of using old tech in their cars.
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