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Speech to text – WTF

I was at WSIS the week before last. One of the sessions I attended was on Ethics in the Information Society, sponsored by Globethics.net.

I’m happy to report that Ethics is becoming a key issue on the UNESCO and ITU agendas.  As a Professional Member of Computer Society South Africa, I subscribe to, and try to live by, a code of ethics. But I digress.

The aforementioned meeting was addressed by authors and others who take a keen interest in Ethics. Most of them were European, and so spoke English with an accent.

I am an Evernote fan. In fact I could be President of the Evernote fan club, I love it so much. However, it’s never easy to type fast enough when taking notes on a Tablet or SmartPhone, so I decided to use the record facility in Evernote for the purpose. What follows is a verbatim transcript of what was recorded in Evernote.

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I don’t have any clue how some of these words and phrases were what the device “heard”. It’s a little like some little devil is sitting in the device and typing in words that are almost the antithesis of what the speaker is saying. Is there an Android devil I don’t know about? 🙂

So it strikes me that when I want to take notes quickly, I will still go back to the writing on paper, or using an App that lets me write on my tablet (I have not found a very effective one yet but keep looking).