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matthew
July 29th, 2006, 12:56 PM
My thread's title is a quote from this article (http://blogs.reuters.com/2006/07/28/when-good-demos-go-very-very-bad/)about Microsoft Vista's speech recognition software malfunctioning during a presentation by senior staff.

I found the article via this Digg link. (http://digg.com/tech_news/When_good_demos_go_very_very_bad)

It struck my funny bone so I thought I would share it.

matthew
July 29th, 2006, 03:15 PM
I found a link to the video.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1123221217782777472

G Morgan
July 29th, 2006, 03:50 PM
You have to love this side of MS.

OffHand
July 29th, 2006, 03:54 PM
Lol :d

K.Mandla
July 29th, 2006, 04:46 PM
If it had come up with "All your base are belong to us," I might have bought a copy. :p

Yossarian
July 29th, 2006, 04:52 PM
I first used a voice-to-text system about 10 years ago. I can't remember what it was called, but it was for windows 95, and it took about an hour of reading Mark Twain excerpts to the computer to calibrate.

When I finished, I was rewarded with a system that transcribed much of what I said as 'blackguard'.

A friend who used one to transcribe his book report was suprised at seeing his low mark. Having not proof-read it prior to submission, he was surprised to find it contained such gems as 'A Ryan was goes...'.

EDIT: Speeling

panickedthumb
July 29th, 2006, 04:53 PM
That's hilarious :) Voice recognition has never been great, but this takes the cake :)

djsroknrol
July 29th, 2006, 06:31 PM
Oh man...what a riot...Dragon never worked quite well for me, and this just tops the cake...maybe someday it will work well, but I doubt it will work in Billy's lifetime...;)

Engnome
July 29th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Shouldn't there be a keyword like "keyword command" ex: "habbeliha, select all and delete" Can't be to easy for a computer to know what to type and what what might be a command



EDIT: Speeling

lol:p

G Morgan
July 29th, 2006, 08:19 PM
Shouldn't there be a keyword like "keyword command" ex: "habbeliha, select all and delete" Can't be to easy for a computer to know what to type and what what might be a command

I'd suggest you need a C type escape noise to enter commands. Prehaps escape escape would enter the literal and escape delete would delete the last word, of course if they were sensible they'd use Vi style delete to location so escape delete page escape would delete the entire page from the cursor location.

The other posibility is meta+shift+return+F1+delete+pagedown. Thats doing it Emacs style.

RavenOfOdin
July 29th, 2006, 08:25 PM
Lol. You'd think MS woulda learned their lesson after the blue screen incident. :D

That was funny.

"The first part of recognition is wreck" indeed!

richbarna
July 29th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Lol. You'd think MS woulda learned their lesson after the blue screen incident. :D

That was funny.

"The first part of recognition is wreck" indeed!

Yeah, and "It WAS quiet... until everybody started laughing"

NESFreak
July 29th, 2006, 09:31 PM
LMAO how can such a stupid reaction not be detected before this demo. You would supose those idiots had tested this before showing it.

Lord Illidan
July 29th, 2006, 09:38 PM
Ballmer attempted to blame this on echo in the room...

Ha...so what will the software do inside people's homes? My dog barking, the jigger across the road hammering away, cars across the street, and my sister's stereo blasting away!

Kernel Sanders
July 30th, 2006, 12:06 AM
Lol :d

What he said :p

IYY
August 2nd, 2006, 07:43 PM
It happened with pretty much every version of Windows, and now also Vista:

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-1123221217782777472&q=vista+voice+recognition

G Morgan
August 2nd, 2006, 07:56 PM
This is a dupe.

IYY
August 2nd, 2006, 08:07 PM
Well, ok then.

ComplexNumber
August 2nd, 2006, 09:31 PM
This is a dupe.
dupe as in duplication(ie been posted here before) or a hoax? just asking becuase its definitely not the latter.

Hanj
August 2nd, 2006, 09:35 PM
Clicky (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=225196&)

G Morgan
August 2nd, 2006, 10:34 PM
dupe as in duplication(ie been posted here before) or a hoax? just asking becuase its definitely not the latter.

The first one. (yes I should have posted a link but the title was obscure).

matthew
August 2nd, 2006, 10:41 PM
I merged a thread on the same topic into this one.