What the ####: GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Nexus One Censors Your Curse Words
It appears that the Nexus OneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s speech-to-text function performs the digital equivalent of washing your mouth out with soap.
Reuters discovered that the innovative voice recognition feature converts swear words into a string of # symbols when rendered into text.
Why the censorship? A spokesperson from Google says the Ã¢â‚¬Å“featureÃ¢â‚¬Â is less about sanitizing usersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ speech and more about making sure curse words donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t accidentally appear in transcriptions erroneously, a real possibility given the early and not always accurate state of voice recognition technology.
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