Those who have received some voicemail transcriptions in Google Voice may find that they aren’t completely intelligible or they are humorously intelligible. Either way, they might not have been the message the caller meant to leave you, says Google.
Google team has asked users if they would kindly share some of their voice-mails for research and system improvements. Those who participated have received the news that an improved voicemail system in Google Voice is in pipeline and Project Fi that delivers more accurate transcriptions is up. “Using a (deep breath) long short-term memory deep recurrent neural network (whew!), we cut our transcription errors by 49%,” said Google’s software engineer Zander Danko.
To start receiving improved voicemail transcriptions, just continue to use Google Voice as you have been and those who never used Google Voice but want to give it a try, can sign up for a Google Voice or Google Voice Lite account here to get started.
Thanking those Google Voice users who shared their voicemails, Danko said in a blog post that “they really helped us make the product better. While this is a big improvement, it is just the beginning and with your input, we will continue improving voicemail transcriptions over time. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to hearing what you link—er, think!”