There’s always something to howl about

How Good is Google Voice Transcription?

Apparently, if you’re all business and speak clearly, it’s really good:


But, if you’re one of “my boys” and talk really fast…not so good


Regardless, Google Voice is mad cool.  Here are some instructions on trying it out as Voicemail.


5 Comments so far

  1. Brad Coy August 20th, 2009 5:05 pm

    I’ve been using it for a few weeks now myself. My translator would truly be more of the ‘bot’ persuasion.

    Google Voice - Voicemail-1Being able to read you VM via text or email is a killer time saver. The future of Google Voice and other apps will be real interesting. There’s was a good article in the WSJ a couple of days ago called “Why AT&T killed Google Voice”. The big question on everyone’s mind is will this be the game changer consumers need to have TelCom data to flow more freely?

  2. Robert Worthington August 20th, 2009 5:28 pm

    Stellar article. Google voice is really revolutionary. I will surely try this out soon. It’s like having a personal secretary, how cool is that?

  3. Eric Bramlett August 20th, 2009 7:58 pm

    @Brad – it will be interesting to see the technology evolve. Google has a big step up on everyone b/c of the 1-800-goog-411 experience, and I think that if people contribute by voting up/down the helpfulness of the transcription, it will improve.

    The big game changer, in my opinion, will be when you can port your phone # over to GV. I have an android phone and tried out GV as a primary service for a bit, and it was as good as my normal service. There’s no reason for me not to transfer the number over, when that option is available.

    @Robert – thanks for the kudos! Definitely check it out – you’ll be glad you did!

  4. Eric Bramlett August 20th, 2009 8:01 pm

    @Brad – definitely shows who was coding the software. They think that “server launch” is a more common phrase than “after lunch.”

  5. Jessica August 23rd, 2009 8:58 pm

    I use the service myself. I give it a B+ for now. If you want the best transaltion service then skip google/voice, but the other services are amazing.