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Voice recognition: A time-saver for bloggers or time-waster?

Mark Tomkins - Creative Director at Aubergine
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This Intyre blog post has been written using voice recognition software and not one single word typed.

The basic idea behind this was to work out whether voice recognition could be used to save time for bloggers and website owners to create content.

We have explored using the two most popular methods (missing word ‘the’) first being apples Siri and the other being windows Cortana. We have not edited anythingand have left every mistake in both this introduction and each version as they have been dictated and interpreted through the software. We have highlighted in yellow where we have identified that the software is not correctly picked up on the correct word.

I have read from the same script on both platforms.

The above introduction was dictated using Apple’s Siri.

 

Apple’s iPhone Siri version:

As a small business owner we want to be able to maximise on our time. We have sales, admin, marketing and that all-important running missing word ‘of’a website for your business which includes blogging and creating news.

It’s important to find the time but it is one of the things that everybody seems to struggle in making the time. So, we asked the question (missing speech mark) can technology and more specifically voice recognition, save time for bloggers and website owners?(missing speech mark).

The basic idea being that if you could dictate your blog posts and news articles accurate with a B and therefore how much time saving would you make across the course of the years (missing question mark).

As a means to experiment I have produced this rating from the balcony of my file in Spain (missing word ‘while’) on holiday using nothing but my iPhone 5s, my friends windows phone and their voice recognition software, Siri and Cortana.

They’re going to be occasions where the software misunderstands or mishears me and the sentence won’t make sense. This is inevitable despite me having a tickly clear and plain English accent with no particular regional tone.

For your ID  behind this proposed is to see whether software and technology exists to save businesses time in having to type up content or is there a better way (missing questions mark) We hope that technology exists that can allow website owners and bloggers to benefit from being able to dictate their news and ideas directly into a blog and would press news page.

However, the day-to-day practicalities of variation in accent, quality of narration and also Internet connection will all have an effect on the outcome.

One thing that has become very apparent is that even when connected to a fast Wi-Fi connection the Apple Siri struggles to cope with saving more than a few sentences before pushing and stopping and you have to press the microphone button again to start recording. It’s almost like the voice (Siri paused here) runs out of cash (wrong word – should be ‘cache’) and requires you to start again. This can be particularly frustrating if you are right in the middle of a sentence. We will see how the windows Cortana version handles that aspect later on.

The next aspect of it is the amount of accuracy that exists when it comes to spelling and Grammer. The tickly when words are announced whether there are multiple spelling versions and multiple meetings. We have seen that the Apple (Siri paused here) Siri version favours American spelling and very often uses a cool version of a word or a possessive version with’ incorrectly for (missed a word here).

We also noticed that a lot of voice recognition software programs have hidden instructions (missing comma) by that I mean if you want to put a, you have to you say the word,. Sometimes it will add it, sometimes it won’t. If you want to say the word sometimes it will add it and sometimes it will just add the actual’ in the incorrect place. You also have to tell it when you want a sentence to end by announcing the words ‘full stop’ as you can already see Siri struggled to understand whether to actually play safe. So go to write the words. Windoes Cortana was worse as it required you to use the word period to place a . and so the sentences either get punctuated incorrectly.

Being a web designer by trade and understanding how Coachworks it is the tickly frustrating that so many variables are allowed to creep in to the software. Surely if we can put a man on the moon in the 1960s we must be able to create (Siri paused here) I was recognition software in 2017 that works.

In his defence, we are asking a very small piece of hardware (missing punctuation) such as a mobile phone to perform a lot of tasks one of which is to act a little bit like one’s personal computer.  (Siri paused here) and so so is it that we are asking too much of a small device with a microphone that very often gets blocked with dirt and water and grease to be able to pick up on a huge variety of language and words (missing question mark)

We firmly believe that as a blogger and  (Siri paused here) website owner time savings would be huge if the technology could improve. Speaking purely on personal experience, blogging and writing new spaces between four and six times per month across the course of the year could not only save me a lot of time being able to dictate it but also (Siri paused here) reduce the effects of RSI.

In conclusion we think that there is still a benefit in time saving to be had from using the voice recognition software for blocking as it means that you can dictate a very timely and immediate article on his piece and therefore produces great content (missing full stop and capitalisation) however it does mean that you would still need to review it (Siri paused here) heavily as the amount of mistakes are quite significant. At the end of this proposed we have provided a percentage scoring for each of apples Siri and Windows Cortana and how accurate they are against each other.

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Windows Cortana version

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In conclusion, we think that there will be benefits in timesaving using voice recognition software as it means you can dictate in a very timely and immediate worry and server juices great content. However, it does mean that you would still need to review eight heavily as the amount mistakes are quite significant. At the end of this proposed article we have provided a percentage forum for each of the versions, both apple Serie and windows court, and their accuracy levels. She noted that soulful Palmolive more so as to move into orphanages or 111 more years and money and to an hour of room F on the mall the old and phone than half the office of our off on you and all the author of the ball is an all her. (MT – we think the Windows Cortana went in to total meltdown here!)

 

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Results and summary

The following has not been recorded using voice recognition to maintain accuracy.

Total number of words in the original article: 883

Number of mistakes (incorrect, missing words or punctuation):   Apple’s Siri: 53    Window’s Cortana: 251

Overall accuracy (inaccuracies against total word count):   Apple’s Siri: 6%     Window’s Cortana: 28%

 

In short, there was a clear winner – Apple’s Siri was by far and away better. It was by no means perfect and I think it would produce worse results with users who have strong accents. Our feeling is that the software has been very much attuned to a West Coast US Californian accent. Perhaps that’s how we need to talk to it. Dude.