More On The Limits Of Technology

by Don Friedman on April 16, 2017


Text-to-speech technology is pretty good but its failures can be amusing. The announcements at Penn Station are now partly automated, and p-r-e-s-e-n-t in “Please present your tickets” was recently pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable (making it present as in a gift) rather than on the second (making it present as in show).

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