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    QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    And in your experience, does it work well enough to replace a keyboard?
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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    I have used it with decent success on the IMDB App for Android and also searching on the Google Play Store, for this basic type stuff as long as you speak clearly with a concise break between words it seems to work just fine.

    Not used it though for anything else really.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    I think (ignoring possible accent/background noise issues in certain situations) it can work reasonably well as a keyboard replacement in certain situations where a relatively narrow range of commands or common language can be expected. However, any application that requires specialist language (business, scientific etc.) or where there will be frequent input of non-standard words (e.g. names), it is currently not even close to useful.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    I use it on my Windows Phone, it's great for sending text messages when I'm driving and for setting appointments/reminders too. Plus Cortana works well with it as well

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    I only use it on android when I know it will understand what I'm asking for... it either doesn't like my accent (it's not heavy) on certain words. Other than that it's usually quicker to just 'type it' because I normally need to fix what it thinks I'm saying.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    All the time. But mostly on my phone. Great for notes and not having to fish my phone out of a pocket. I do have to check any notes and documents latter though as even when it has learnt my speech patterns it still makes mistakes.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    No yet up to my skills.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    On my first android phone when it seemed all new and exciting? All the time. Now? I can honestly say never. If there was a competent assistant who can talk back to me on Android I would use it all the time. I'm not willing to switch to iOS or Windows.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    Normally when my hands are full/messy. Okay Google from any page is actually quite handy.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    I haven't even tried, I will wait till they can recognize my voice regardless of accent and in the language I prefer.
    It could be cool however, I imagine one day to sit at my couch and shoot commands in my phone, which will be wireless connected to my TV and act like full desktop computer and use hand gestures to control from a distance while all the other input is done with voice.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    Only really ever worked with cortana and I live up north!

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    "holy grail"? I don't think so - can you imagine trying to work in an office with more than one person and the input method is voice recognition?

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    Cortana is fantastic for it. I found siri/android to be not so good!

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    Use it a lot. Have for years. If I'm inputting a lot of text, I find it invaluable. I can sit, eyes closed, thinking about what I want to say, and with a surprising degree of accuracy, there it is on my screen.

    BUT .... to get to that, requires (IMHO) :-

    - a suitable working environment (i.e. minimum background noise)
    - a decent headset (or, I guess, microphone)
    - some time invested in training the software to your voice, and
    - more time-consuming, training yourself to use clear diction, and the punctuation foibles and command structure of the software.

    It is not, at least in my experience, a totally pain-free learning curve, but if you are prepared to stick to it, it can be VERY effective.

    I do tend to use it for larger blocks of text, though, not things like this post.

    Oh, and I use it regularly in my SatNav too.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    using to voice-control elite;dangerous- rock and roll

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you use speech recognition?

    I use it every time someone talks to me.
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