Farmerkev wrote:dv wrote:Alexander Supertramp wrote:ukimalefu wrote: I never tried Siri or Dictation in OS X 10.10.whatever, or google whatever or the game character name Microsoft used trying to be cool... but I still don't believe voice recognition works.
I'll believe in it when it's like Star Trek or HAL 9000. OK, maybe not HAL 9000.
Siri/iOS dictation works surprisingly well. I use it all the time.
It works fine for text dictation, and controlling the built in apps (weather, calendar, reminders) works fine if you keep your sentences simple.
Private marketing group i'm in has a Skype chat going 24/7, several use siri for dictating posts.
The results are often about like those cell phone text autocorrects you see online.
Speaking. Slowly. And. Clearly. Without. Any. Accent. Helps.
Once you get used to it, it's fine. But it's definitely still a situation where you have to meet the computer halfway.