Google is adding new technology to YouTube that can automatically add text captions to videos using speech recognition. The website has allowed users to manually add captions to videos for about a year now, but the process requires the author to pen a full transcription of their content and time it properly to the on-screen …
And how is it going to handle the retarded language that they all typically use?
If they have made something that translates that, then put me down for 10.
Of course, knowing how bad voice recognition is even once my computer is 'trained', and how bad automatic translation a la babelfish is, this is going to be a great game! The only way we could make it more fun would be to introduce OCR on handwriting.
I think it's a noble idea, and cool/cute technology, but I have a hunch it'll be so imprecise it'll be a whole web meme spotting translations
All the better ...
... to profile you with.
... what effect will this have on Downfall spoofs...?
How dumb is it to think that forcing content-obscuring ads on the viewer is a wise business model?
This could almost be scary
If Google transcribes YouTube videos, allows authors to correct the submission and- most importantly- allows it to learn from this, they could end up with an insanely powerful transcription engine. And everyone will have done the work for them...
Yes indeed we is will be ours
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Now they can automate ad generation instead of manually entering everything in.
...so, how much more real estate will this gobble up from my videos on top of the goddamn' pop-up ads? It's already a big enough pain in the ass remembering where to click to turn the friggin' annotations off. Those goddamn' things are nothing but a big, fat annoyance. I've reached the point where, if it's something I really _really_need_ to see, I just copy the video URL, and use KeepVid or ClipNabber to download the video as an mpeg4 so I can watch it in peace without having to stab at a button to turn off the annotations or get rid of a friggin' ad.
Fargin' bastidges. I'm about _this_close_ to ditching YouTube for LiveLeak, or Viddler. Hell, I've already got accounts set up on both of them. I'm leaning towards LiveLeak -- even though their system of posting is a bit confusing -- because so far, I haven't seen that much in the way of pop-ups. Viddler, unfortunately, on top of the Google pop-ups, is also running "post-roll" commercials that disable the stop button. Assholes.
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This will make it easier for content providers to track illegal uploads of their content. If it works, it will open up a whole host of opportunities for a lot of people.
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