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Idea for Google: Google Dialog – conversations redefined

This is an idea for Google Labs: Google Dialog.

The service would transcribe audio into text. Google could accomplish this by expanding their Google Voice to Text technology to further recognize and distinguish voices of individuals rather than just considering it all just one person speaking. I use Google Voice as my voicemail currently and quite rarely do I have no clue what the voicemail is about after reading the transcription. Nonetheless, I would expect this service to be better at going from voice to text. It might be a good idea for Google to acquire Nuance Communications (Dragon Dictation and Search apps maker) since their voice to text is quite accurate.

Some application of this service:

  • Hearing impaired individuals
  • YouTube video/audio translation
  • Podcasts translated
  • Phone calls or conference calls
  • Phone calls or conference calls (with approval obviously)
  • Movies in different languages
  • Live Speeches
  • Live Presidential Debates
  • Recordings that people want to share as a transcript as well

There are other companies trying to develop similar technology but I believe with Google’s resources, this can be accomplished considerably faster and distributed over numerous mediums.

Google        Nuance

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TwitRes – Twitter Resumes

What do you think about a Resume that is only 140 characters long? My first thought wasn’t very positive but I see a few benefits of this:

– Quick review and filtering of resumes

– Being able to process more applications

– Truly reading the things the applicant deems most important in their resume/experience

– Show applicant’s creativity. Truly valuable for marketing positions to see if a person can come up with a clear and concise message when selling themselves.

– Buzz words wouldn’t help much because everyone would be using them and unless you want to sound exactly the same as others, you have to be unique in the 140 characters. I realize it won’t entirely remove usage of buzz words

– I would imagine the TwitRes’ would be more numbers based, concrete things in order to stand out.

 

This wouldn’t remove the current system of processing applications but could be another form of filtering applications or a supplemental tool.

It may substitute cover letters OR become the new 60-second pitch!