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Voice recognition Human VS Computer

I am sure many will have seen the lovely Siri adverts, "Did mum send me that recipe?" and the amazing super powered Siri shows the recipe and leaves you with the impression he would probably get up and cook the thing for you if you asked him politely.

While it may appear to make humans redundant we are certainly a long way from the Rise of the Machines.

Dear aunt, let's set so double the killer delete select all.

Yes the "demonstrated" voice recognition was clearly very clever, but an advert is a long way from reality.

The first problem is lack of accurate voice recognition. I remember a Microsoft conference where the speaker was dictating a letter while trying to type "Dear Mom," he managed to achieve "Dear aunt, let's set so double the killer delete select all.". Well that was a few years before Siri on Apple and S-Control and S-Voice on Android, but the results are still a pathetic waste of time.

A quick test of "Call Lee" re…