Google's Nexus One wants to know if you've fed your ##### cat today?

Google's Nexus One wants to know if you've fed your ##### cat today?
The speech to text technology on the Nexus One comes in handy and for the most part, works as advertised. One of the problems it does have is actually not related to technology but good ole' old-fashioned human censorship. What words should or should not be included? Should there be any censorship at all? Censored words are covered up by the use of the "tic-tac-toe" or "hash marks".

Google says, "We filter potentially offensive or inappropriate results because we want to avoid situations whereby we might misrecognize a spoken query and return profanity when, in fact, the user said something completely innocent." But what happens when a word is used in an innocent way but the censorship engine thinks it is a bad word? Check out this video of the Nexus One review on Attack of The Show and watch what happens when an innocent word gets the #### hash marked out of it.

HTC Nexus One Specifications | Review

source: CNET, G4AttackofTheShow via EngadgetMobile

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3 Comments

1. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Censorship should be up to the individual user to enable or for parents to control...that's my opinion

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

This has been on the droid as well. But I agree, you should have the option to turn the #'s off if you like.

3. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

What the ####?

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