Are there any serious studies looking at why we still use/need a keyboard if speech recognition technology makers (like Nuance's Better Day and Dragon) claim they do more words per minute?
- Not everybody can speak
- Not everybody can speak clearly enough for voice recognition to work well
- Not everybody wants to enter text in a environment quiet enough for voice recognition to work well
- Speech input is clumsy at handling homonyms, accents, formatting, indentation, and multi-key keyboard shortcuts, among other things
- Not everybody works in an environment where speaking out loud is possible
- The "Up to 99%" accuracy quoted one of those articles actually isn't very good. Especially since the word-errors that are produced by voice recognition can be harder to spot, and clumsier to correct, than the character based typos from keyboard input
…and probably some more.
You could add: talking for hours is exhausting. Nov 19, 2015 at 20:51
And, when entering longer chunks of text, people like me go back and edit speech-recognized text for accuracy. I find that can take more time than just typing it. And I don't know about you all, but when speaking I pause and "um" as I think about what I'm saying. (Therefore, the editing.) Nov 19, 2015 at 21:01
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