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# 249398 9-May-2019 10:37
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I guess I must be late to the party, however the Google voice typing in Gmail or chrome seems to have become very very good. My Nokia phone is now on Android 9 and the voice typing seems to be working really well. And very easily.
One less reason for some people to have a laptop or PC maybe?


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  # 2233537 9-May-2019 10:53
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Yeah, but do you really want to give Google more information about yourself and what you do :)


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  # 2233541 9-May-2019 10:59
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wellygary:

 

Yeah, but do you really want to give Google more information about yourself and what you do :)

 

 

They have it anyway ;)

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2233542 9-May-2019 11:00
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Yes good point. I only discovered how good this voice typing was when my old PC developed some freezing issues which I haven't fixed yet!

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  # 2233545 9-May-2019 11:06
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networkn:

wellygary:

 

Yeah, but do you really want to give Google more information about yourself and what you do :)

 

 

They have it anyway ;)

 

 

 

 

Only if you use Google.

 

 

I don't use Gmail or Google search for this reason. Why give them even more information, such as voice data? They are ascertain a lot about someone from their voice (gender, age, etc.)



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  # 2233546 9-May-2019 11:07
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I have done all the typing in this thread using voice typing using the chrome browser. From what I have read this is something that can't be done on a Macintosh or iPhone as yet. I read something that said that with apple you can dictate notes but you can't write directly into a word processor, or into a forum thread such as this.

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  # 2233969 9-May-2019 19:46
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I use Google voice typing to reply to messenging apps while driving, it is amazing, most know when I'm voice typing as my spelling improves 😂😂😂 oh and the cuss words have asterisks in them

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  # 2233980 9-May-2019 20:17
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Not sure what the difference is but my experience with Google Search on the Shield remote was so bad that I put it away. I just got tired of having to endlessly repeat simple search terms and it still not getting them right. Now I only use the virtual keyboard.

 

 





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  # 2233987 9-May-2019 20:29
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Google voice typing really is quite good, more accurate and faster than their keyboard's version of swype most of the time. I find it works better if I slow down a bit and enunciate my words carefully, otherwise I can get some pretty random words. People know I'm using voice typing when they see the words "comma" or "full stop" :)

 

I don't really care if Google knows more about me. I'm boring and have nothing to hide. One in billions, why would they care.


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  # 2234103 9-May-2019 20:51
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amiga500: I guess I must be late to the party, however the Google voice typing in Gmail or chrome seems to have become very very good. My Nokia phone is now on Android 9 and the voice typing seems to be working really well. And very easily.
One less reason for some people to have a laptop or PC maybe?

 

 

 

I feel too much like a prat talking to my phone like that to be honest. I shall be happy to continue typing the normal way.






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  # 2234139 9-May-2019 21:48
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It makes Siri seem embarrassingly bad

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timmmay:

 

I don't really care if Google knows more about me. I'm boring and have nothing to hide. One in billions, why would they care.

 

 

They care because analyzing and manipulating your behavior is how they make money.

 

They have no interest in sending the police around because you have broken some law etc.

 

 

As the algorithms get better and better the ability to manipulate you becomes extremely powerful. They can sell you things, make you believe things and influence your behavior.

 

It's already been proven that election results have been significantly influenced by such targeted content.

 

If you think you can rebel against the influence, well that is easily spotted by a computer with enough data and it can switch to reverse psychology while constantly monitoring it's effectiveness on you.

 

 

You are not at all boring. You are a valuable and malleable resource.

 

 

 

Yeah the voice typing works well :)

 


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  # 2234248 10-May-2019 08:59
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I read an interesting article yesterday - Apple's commitment to privacy vs Google's data harvesting.

 

With data harvesting/AI, Google are able to build apps with increasing greater personal utility than Apple (The increasing gap between Assistant vs Siri is a good example). The trade off for this greater utility is less privacy. The problem for Apple is that this utility gap will continue to increase over time - how long will users value privacy if their ability to do new things increasingly compromised?

 

Google I/O 2019 showed this week how quickly Google AI is advancing. The clear trade off though is privacy - each new AI innovation (especially advancements in Assistant) gives more and more of your personal data to Google.

 

But do people care? Personally, I'm surprised so many people are happy to put a device in their home (even bedroom) that gives large corporations carte blanche to listen/spy on them 24 hours a day.

 

The next few years will, at least, be a very interesting time.

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  # 2234316 10-May-2019 09:43
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Do you find Assistant actually useful?

I have yet to find a single worthwhile use for it other than hands free dialling of phone calls.





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  # 2234340 10-May-2019 10:05
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bluey: As the algorithms get better and better the ability to manipulate you becomes extremely powerful. They can sell you things, make you believe things and influence your behavior. It's already been proven that election results have been significantly influenced by such targeted content. If you think you can rebel against the influence, well that is easily spotted by a computer with enough data and it can switch to reverse psychology while constantly monitoring it's effectiveness on you.

 

I block a lot of Google stuff at the network level, block ads, so limited exposure, but I really don't care that much :)




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  # 2234806 11-May-2019 07:52
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It seems strange to me that people wouldn't want their neighbours hearing their conversations yet are perfectly happy to use Alexa. Once you start using one of those in home listening devices you've pretty much abandoned the concept of privacy - which of course is the motive behind their introduction.

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