Testing the limits of voice recognition
November 23, 2017 8:52 AM   Subscribe

 
I whooed out loud. Thanks for sharing this.
posted by Shepherd at 9:02 AM on November 23, 2017 [1 favorite]


How did twitter know how to number the tweets? I am suspicious.
posted by tzikeh at 9:03 AM on November 23, 2017 [2 favorites]


This is hilarious! I definitely had a laughing fit when my wife started reading his texts out loud.
posted by sleeping bear at 9:09 AM on November 23, 2017


How did twitter know how to number the tweets? I am suspicious.

Twitter? It's a screencap of a text. Text software often breaks up longer texts into multiple messages.
posted by explosion at 9:20 AM on November 23, 2017 [2 favorites]


This is a stolen tweet. Check the replies.
posted by blue t-shirt at 9:25 AM on November 23, 2017 [5 favorites]


Now all they need to do is get a text-to-voice synthesis program to read this... and then use samples from the synthetic voice in a MIDI trombone... and we will truly have come Full Circle.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 9:26 AM on November 23, 2017 [4 favorites]


Quick, someone play it Frampton's live version of Do You Feel Like We Do.
posted by chavenet at 9:27 AM on November 23, 2017 [3 favorites]




Quick, someone play it Frampton's live version of Do You Feel Like We Do.

"This electric guitar thing is OK I guess.....but I've tried everything, and I can't get it to sound more like a duck".
posted by thelonius at 9:34 AM on November 23, 2017 [3 favorites]


Tried to make this comment a voice to text of sad trombone, but apparently Apple’s software is too sophisticated (or not sophisticated enough) to translate it into words.
posted by TedW at 9:47 AM on November 23, 2017


This is a stolen tweet. Check the replies.

This comment is also stolen. I've 100% seen it before.
posted by ODiV at 9:49 AM on November 23, 2017 [6 favorites]


It looks like he really starts getting into it about the third message.
posted by TedW at 9:49 AM on November 23, 2017 [1 favorite]


blue t-shirt: "https://imgur.com/gallery/5OpzjaH"

So it turns out the internet is a series of tubas
posted by chavenet at 9:54 AM on November 23, 2017 [21 favorites]


Meanwhile, Google Home has a hard time with "despacito" despite the song being a huge YouTube hit.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:56 AM on November 23, 2017 [2 favorites]


Are we sure he isn't just the teacher from the Peanuts cartoons?
posted by Quindar Beep at 10:01 AM on November 23, 2017 [18 favorites]


Adversarial trombone network required to retrain the neural network.
posted by clawsoon at 10:04 AM on November 23, 2017 [9 favorites]


Yeah, I don't buy this for one second. Not because it's impossible for trombone sounds to trigger a voice recognition algorithm — but because, if they did, the algorithm would try to match the sounds with plausible English text, and there's no way it would consider "waah waah waah" to be plausible.

Just look at Youtube's automatic captioning. Even when it fails horribly at understanding speech, it still at least generates things that look like words and phrases.
posted by teraflop at 10:27 AM on November 23, 2017 [15 favorites]


Not only is this joke stolen, but the original is "fake" too.
posted by Brocktoon at 10:32 AM on November 23, 2017 [4 favorites]


I am now told by my offspring/fact checker that it is fake. Still, it is not CinemaSins-level mendacity, and I did chortle.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:34 AM on November 23, 2017


Thank you, this pregnant lady just peed her pants from laughing so hard. Good show.
posted by Toddles at 10:49 AM on November 23, 2017 [1 favorite]


Not only is this joke stolen, but the original is "fake" too.

*sad trombone*
posted by nubs at 10:56 AM on November 23, 2017 [9 favorites]


Yeah, I don't buy this for one second. Not because it's impossible for trombone sounds to trigger a voice recognition algorithm — but because, if they did, the algorithm would try to match the sounds with plausible English text, and there's no way it would consider "waah waah waah" to be plausible.

Yeah, in the comments he posts a video to 'show how it happened' - the phone recognizes the trombone as speech, but the output goes:

"where are you boo-boo boo-boo boo-boo nana now where are you where where where where are removable remember where i want to have a router remember who the wrong boo boo-boo boo where were at"

which I find much funnier, he should have just done that instead of making it up.
posted by Emily's Fist at 11:01 AM on November 23, 2017 [25 favorites]




Language Log covered it (a tuba then) last year.
posted by readinghippo at 11:26 AM on November 23, 2017 [3 favorites]


The joke is stolen, and it is fake, and he wasn't even playing a trombone. And it wasn't even a man... basically, it is a lie. Life meaningless. We are all going to die.
posted by greenhornet at 11:49 AM on November 23, 2017 [16 favorites]


There's no such thing as trombones anyway. Checkmate, brassailures.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 12:10 PM on November 23, 2017 [2 favorites]


we regret to inform you the trombone is racist.
posted by tzikeh at 12:16 PM on November 23, 2017 [10 favorites]


There's no such thing as trombones anyway.

HERESY

TO THE TUBAX WITH YOU
posted by fraula at 12:17 PM on November 23, 2017


So can we post my favourite trombone prank, in that case?
posted by ambrosen at 12:40 PM on November 23, 2017 [9 favorites]




No one even THINKS of all the wasted data allotment with these experiments, DO THEY?
posted by Samizdata at 1:08 PM on November 23, 2017


Total BS. Nobody would marry a trombonist.
posted by The Potate at 1:52 PM on November 23, 2017 [6 favorites]


I did!
posted by AJaffe at 2:19 PM on November 23, 2017 [4 favorites]




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posted by louche mustachio at 6:42 PM on November 23, 2017 [4 favorites]


Imma let ya finish but my butt had one of the best speech recognitions of all time.
posted by srboisvert at 9:47 AM on November 24, 2017


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