September 19, 2008


For those of you who, like me, don't own a phonebook, you may have heard of GOOG411. Simply dial 1800-GOOG-411, speak the name of the city, state, and business, and all of a sudden you have a phone number and address. An awesome system, right?

What if I told you that it's actually just a front? Sure, it works, but what is it actually for? It's actually just a way for Google to train a speech recognition engine that it HAS FINALLY IMPLEMENTED (in beta form of course) that allows users to search the speech in YouTube videos. Right now it can only be used in political videos but it's still REALLY impressive. Yay for Google!



Ehsan said...

Not good for Google! Wanna know why! Because with everything new thing they come out with I have to scratch off an idea off my notebook!
Not fair!

Anonymous said...

Conspiracy! Ehsan, they clearly have directed their satellites into your bedroom window, taking all your brilliance ;)

Dimitris said...

Agree with Ehsan. This is not a good think at all. computers, intrude in our personal life. this is a way to keep a file one us. you don't understand it? are we dummed to stupidy??

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