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3 Reasons Voice Will Finally Come To The Web
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Kelly Fitzsimmons
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7/1/2013 | 5:23:28 PM
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Siri has a crush on my husband but refuses to give me the time of day. (Oddly, I find this true with lots of women that I've polled.) Hypervoice, thankfully, is not dependent upon speech recognition. Although it can certainly help (see VoiceBase http://www.voicebase.com), it is not a requirement. If you are able to mark up a conversation with tags and/or text notes that sync with the compiled audio, that qualifies. It also means that hypervoice works with all languages today. Here's a quick video to help explain the concept: http://vimeo.com/53700340
Kelly Fitzsimmons
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7/1/2013 | 5:14:51 PM
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Absolutely, Chris. I may have biased the sample significantly. That said, this response also came through during our customer discovery process where we outsourced the interviews to a neutral third party, We found that push back to the idea of being recorded was strikingly low across a wide array of demographics. However, one of the key groups that bristled significantly were lawyers. Our target sample did not like the idea of their voice being recorded at all.
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6/28/2013 | 6:39:26 PM
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How do the voice-as-app folks address the difficulties in voice recognition? I drive a Ford, and SYNC doesn't always understand me. Nearly every iPhone user I talk to can regale me with stories of Siri misunderstanding what she heard. Nearly every week I struggle to understand someone on a voice phone call; it happens whether that person is on a mobile or running a softphone app. Text does not have this issue; facial recognition and object recognition software are starting to address this for video and images. Being able to search a pile of semi-intelligble sound files is not my idea of productivity.
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6/26/2013 | 5:54:08 PM
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As a journalist I record lots of interviews, and no one ever objects, but that's a more formal setting. I'm surprised with your experience, that recording more general conversations doesn't make people uneasy. Might that be because you're dealing with people in this context as a voice-as-app evangelist? And might people outside that voice community be less comfortable with it?


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