Automatic subtitles

During the election campaign, I wrote a blog posting about an uplifting video.

At some point, I discovered that YouTube are testing automatic subtitles, i.e., speech recognition, and that it was available for this video.

Here’s is my transcription of the video, together with YouTube/Google’s take on it:

Original Google/YouTube
Now, we want change We’re going to change
It’ll never happen Yeah
I no longer believe the future is in our hands I mean he thinks is enough
I know the media can control us I knew the meetings’s collapse
It’s just not the case that we have a real choice in this election It’s just not the case real choice incident
Instead we have to vote the way we’re told He said we have to think that way this time
No longer do I believe things can be different You know what it’s like to be seems to be different
Vote for change and you waste your vote They’ve changed at least, thanks
Vote for a party you don’t really believe in They affect us today
This is how things have to be The southeast
I don’t accept that a third party could win I think it sets a sense posturing
More and more people are realising that politicians are more powerful than the people More and more people in real life, Clinton since and powerful the people
But what if we could turn things upside down? But what if we could send things upside down?
The people are more powerful than politicians The people, almost half of those positions
More and more people are realising that a third party could win More and more people realizing that that cost thing
I don’t accept that this is how things have to be I can accept this is how things be
Vote for a party you don’t really believe in and you waste your vote The effect on Saturday the the make sure things
Vote for change Things have changed
I believe things can be different I don’t think so
No longer do we have to vote the way we’re told You don’t have to be that the women’s health
Instead we have a real choice in this election Instead of the UN to lift the sanctions
It’s just not the case that the media can control us It’s just not the case at least told us
I know the future is in our hands Pointed he can’t do not
I no longer believe it’ll never happen You know
We want change He hasn’t changed
Now Yeah

It’s quite shockingly bad, isn’t it?

I have a suspicion that it might have been designed primarily for American English, but I guess the background music didn’t make it easier for the program, either.

I’m very happy I don’t have to rely on those subtitles just yet!

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