Voice Recognition – Gender bias? Seriously….
June 6, 2011 Comments Off on Voice Recognition – Gender bias? Seriously….
We’ve been wondering about this for years – in a parallel problem – automatic speech-to-text systems (creating captions) from IBM, Nuance, Dragon, Microsoft, and others – does not approach usability (accuracy) for my voice.
See this article: http://autos.aol.com/article/women-voice-command-systems/ and if anyone knows more, talk to us.
Could it really be that these systems are invented by, tested by, and used by men primarily? Probably. Because they do not work for women’s voices very well. The secret is out! Seriously….