I tried to set up my laptop today to use the speech recognition native in Microsoft Windows.Â I found it pretty hard to actually get it to recognize my voice the first time around.Â It doesnâ€™t actually feel quite as efficient as typing right now, but Iâ€™m sure that it will get better with time.
Itâ€™s very apparent that itâ€™s quite powerful, but it feels quite clunky to try and talk to your computer to begin with.Â I also found myself correcting an awful lot of mistakes where the computer misunderstood me, and that in itself was quite painful.
Probably the most frustrating part, however, was I had to do this speech recognition in Microsoft word as it could not be done in Firefox.Â (I was trying to post to the WordPress blog.)
Despite the pain, I persevered and this blog post was completely dictated.Â I will also be attempting, using voice commands alone, to actually copy and paste this in the blog.Â If it shows up youâ€™ll know I was successful.
Something tells me that I need to get Word to post directly to my blog which I understand can be done.