Monthly Archives April 2014

In praise of Voice Recognition Software

The first time I watched the words appear on the screen as I spoke, I was reminded of Arthur C Clarke’s dictum: “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”.  It is 18 months since I put my dictaphone in my desk drawer, never to be taken out again, and if it is possible to have a love affair with a piece of technology, then I believe that this would apply to me and my voice recognition software.Here are the people who toiled for decades to make it happen, James and Janet Baker.  You wouldn’t necessarily have thought it, but
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