Google Voice offers an awesome feature that will transcribe your voicemails into text so you can read them at your leisure. Unfortunately, if you’ve ever used it, you know how hilariously terrible it can be. Or it how terrible it was.
Google has announced today that thanks to some willing participants sharing their voicemails with Google for research purposes, Google has cut the error rate in transcriptions by 49%. Google is using what’s called a long short-term memory deep recurrent neural network to make the improvements, which will affect Google Voice and Project Fi users.
No one’s claiming Google transcription will be perfect, but it should be much better now. Let us know if you notice any positive changes.