Image for post
Image for post

There’s a weird quirk that seems to be happening more often when I’m doing speech dictation on Android for text messages. Actually, there are at least two:

  1. Google adds a space between the number in a time. The time “8:38” becomes “8: 38”.
  2. Google thinks the period after the first abbreviation is the end of a sentence so that a capitalization should follow.

What’s weird is that I don’t remember this happening before in voice dictation. Maybe there are some debates within Google for how to showcase the terms? There are a few instances where I remember feeling that technology was sliding backwards — voice call quality, peer-to-peer downloads, and now AM/PM (err… a.m./pm?).

Written by

Independent daily thoughts on all things future, voice technologies and AI. More at http://linkedin.com/in/grebler

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store