If You Think Your Bank’s Voice Recognition Is Poor, Consider This…

Graham points out that …

… the experience is so common it’s banal. Frustrated yelling at some system that just does not understand you, from Siri to your bank-by-phone system. But what if the system controls more than access to accounts? And what happens as globalisation renders your regional accent a liability … when the system cannot recognise variations outside the country of manufacture? Continue reading “If You Think Your Bank’s Voice Recognition Is Poor, Consider This…”

Santa And The Dying Child – A Study In The Making Of Fake News

Graham found this …

… heart-warming story that went viral …. a hospital Santa holds a dying boy in his arms. Except for one small problem …. no-one ever checked to see if it was true. And now major media outlets that sucked it up are trying to walk it back. It just exemplifies how little actual journalism is practised these days. Continue reading “Santa And The Dying Child – A Study In The Making Of Fake News”

Theresa May One-Ups Putin

John opines …

… I am not a fan of leather trousers unless you are going to a fancy dress party. Private Eye spotted this and delved into both price and whether or not ‘leathers in the commons’ were indeed de rigour?

I think the Tories have long been wearing their leathers – just maybe not as visibly as our Theresa is. More shall we say behind the closed doors of the London Clubs.
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