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ChrisMurphy
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6/26/2013 | 5:54:08 PM
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As a journalist I record lots of interviews, and no one ever objects, but that's a more formal setting. I'm surprised with your experience, that recording more general conversations doesn't make people uneasy. Might that be because you're dealing with people in this context as a voice-as-app evangelist? And might people outside that voice community be less comfortable with it?
Kelly Fitzsimmons
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Kelly Fitzsimmons,
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7/1/2013 | 5:14:51 PM
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Absolutely, Chris. I may have biased the sample significantly. That said, this response also came through during our customer discovery process where we outsourced the interviews to a neutral third party, We found that push back to the idea of being recorded was strikingly low across a wide array of demographics. However, one of the key groups that bristled significantly were lawyers. Our target sample did not like the idea of their voice being recorded at all.
TreeInMyCube
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TreeInMyCube,
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6/28/2013 | 6:39:26 PM
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How do the voice-as-app folks address the difficulties in voice recognition? I drive a Ford, and SYNC doesn't always understand me. Nearly every iPhone user I talk to can regale me with stories of Siri misunderstanding what she heard. Nearly every week I struggle to understand someone on a voice phone call; it happens whether that person is on a mobile or running a softphone app. Text does not have this issue; facial recognition and object recognition software are starting to address this for video and images. Being able to search a pile of semi-intelligble sound files is not my idea of productivity.
Kelly Fitzsimmons
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Kelly Fitzsimmons,
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7/1/2013 | 5:23:28 PM
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Siri has a crush on my husband but refuses to give me the time of day. (Oddly, I find this true with lots of women that I've polled.) Hypervoice, thankfully, is not dependent upon speech recognition. Although it can certainly help (see VoiceBase http://www.voicebase.com), it is not a requirement. If you are able to mark up a conversation with tags and/or text notes that sync with the compiled audio, that qualifies. It also means that hypervoice works with all languages today. Here's a quick video to help explain the concept: http://vimeo.com/53700340


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