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The voice command feature in my car is totally useless. Well, perhaps not totally: it did offer a useful perspective of what life is like on the other side of the digital divide.

Shortly after buying the car, I stopped using the voice commands, and while the accuracy of voice recognition did leave a lot of room for improvement, it took some reflection to understand the real reason I stopped using it. I have a heavy accent, so when the voice recognition software made an error, I blamed myself for not pronouncing the words correctly. …


Misha Dynin

I write software for humans.

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