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Dec 30 2015
Who's Better At Lyric-Listening... A Human Or A Computer? Comments (0)

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The human ear can process over 400 words per minute. A computer can calculate formulas and digits by the millions in the same amount of time, but it's ability to both hear and decipher human speech is not so adept.

In a recent comparison between two professional transcriptionists and the big IBM Watson, this above fact was proven with distinct clarity using four pop songs from Van Halen, Elton John, Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley. Now, pop songs have long been a challenge, even to a discerning ear. It's often the reason why people come up with oddball versions lyrics instead of the correct words. So it was a safe guess to assume that the two professional listeners would at least make a mistake here or there having never heard the four song choices before in their lives, honest.

So the experiment went through its paces and everyone listened to the songs, including Watson. The results were a bit shocking. First off, the human transcriptionists didn't just do extremely well, their performance was perfect. On all the songs, they got the lyrics right the first time without any odd word placement or substitution that didn't make sense. The IBM computer system, on the other hand, didn't do so well. Despite its ability to crunch algorithms to amazing exponential results in the space of a few seconds, it had a horrible track record in deciphering and repeating song lyrics correctly.

The IBM computer was given a very good chance to get things right as well. Rather than hear the songs as they would be normally played, the computer got to listen to the lyrics sung without music, so only on the words themselves would be picked up by the electronic receptors and microphones. Unfortunately, this advantage had no effect. The output from the computer not only got the words wrong, it also created sentences that made no sense whatsoever. Anybody reading the output versus that of what the transcriptionists were able to decipher would have to agree the trained human ear still far outpaces and outperforms the computer, hands down.

That said, there's probably no big impact to IBM's Watson computer in terms of its career in the near future. Listening to songs and transcribing them is clearly not the biggest priority for computer resources and valuable server networks. Figuring out the mathematical placement of the next asteroid to hit the Earth probably has a few spots ahead in line of tasks to do with the gadget.

So if you're worried that computers will replace us completely at everything tomorrow, don't be. Taylor Swift and Elton John lyrics are still too much of a challenge.

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Nov 15 2015
'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy Comments (0)

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Who is better at figuring out what song lyrics really are, (wo)man or machine?

Keep reading to find out how Elton John, Taylor Swift and others fared ...

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Oct 16 2015
Need To Know: Blue Texas + Bland/Bernie + Dennis The Republican Menace + Writing About Aging, Disgracefully + Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureCheck out Hillary's speech in San Antonio at the end of this post.

*widget boy culturePotential running mate Julio Castro endorses Hillary.

*widget boy cultureHillary stands up for LGBT workplace protections.

*widget boy cultureBernie Sanders secretly met Sandra Bland's mom. Unnamed

*widget boy cultureDrug CEO tries to buy time with Sanders, gets a NO.

*widget boy cultureJesse Ventura flirts with presidential run.

*widget boy culturePlea deal for former Speaker of the House Hastert.

*widget boy cultureElton John's AIDS op-ed. Images

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*widget boy cultureJanet stan slams Madonna, upholds conservative standards of aging.

*widget boy cultureCody Deal prepares and eats breakfast in the raw.

*widget boy cultureTwin boys become brother and sister.

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*widget boy cultureQueer punks offer “List of People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery.”

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Sep 18 2015
Need To Know: The Joy Of Nursing + Pissed Inelegance + Jesshica Shimpshon + New Beyoncé + Penn's Pal + Gaga's Happening New Video + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureI like Joy Behar, but she needs a prescription for something sometimes. Images

*widget boy cultureEven Joy knows she fucks up occasionally.

*widget boy cultureTom Hardy's war on inelegance.

*widget boy cultureI'll have what Jessica Simpson's having.

*widget boy cultureScorching-hot Oliver Cheshire

*widget boy cultureBuffoon Elton John derides prank.

*widget boy cultureTrump can see Alaska Thunderfuck from his house.

*widget boy cultureHarvey Fierstein punching up Funny Girl.

*widget boy cultureNew song feat. Beyoncé drops, softly.

*widget boy cultureScott Walker's campaign going off the rails?

*widget boy cultureSOUNDS GOOD: Chris Cornell's new album out.

*widget boy cultureMayoral candidate wants to “eradicate” the gays.

*widget boy culture2-bit right-wing carnival barker Phyllis Schlafly for the $10 bill?

*widget boy cultureSean Penn never misses a Madonna concert.Images

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Happy 110th, Greta Garbo. Images

*widget boy cultureTip for Kasich: Don't like Latinos? Stop trying to pretend you do.

*widget boy cultureNew Stonewall featurette focuses on trans character.

*widget boy cultureWarren, Gaga & Hardwicke team up vs. sexual abuse ... Images

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Sep 16 2015
Need To Know: Hot News + A Dumb Man Named Brady + Tatum's Wife Story + Grande Illusionist + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAll the hot pieces of ABC News! Images

*widget boy cultureTom Brady is dead to me.

*widget boy cultureElton John brags that tyrannical Putin called him, Putin denies.

*widget boy cultureIs Rosie O'Donnell dating Tatum O'Neal?

*widget boy cultureEmily gets BLUNT.

*widget boy cultureThe gay age-gap is REAL. (And real funny.)

*widget boy cultureAustralia's PM sucks ass on gay marriage after all.

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton lends support to Muslim teen arrested for homemade clock.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's Rebel Heart Tour adds Asian, Mexican, domestic dates.

*widget boy cultureKim Davis's lawyer blatantly lies, says The View called for her execution!

*widget boy cultureCaitlyn Jenner clarifies gay marriage position.

*widget boy cultureAriana Grande's dollars-to-donuts impressions of Britney & Christina.

*widget boy cultureHot, furry dude—should he manscape or not?

 
Sep 14 2015
Need To Know: Pleasure & Zayn + Killer Heat + Fall Fashions + They Underwear It Well + Clerk Doesn't Wanna Work + You Gotta Be Putin Me On + Rihanna's Taste In Men = Consistent + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureZayn Malik has been sending nude pics?! Not to me ... huh. Images

*widget boy cultureIn the coming climate-change genocide, I hope we kill the deniers first.

*widget boy cultureModels fall—hard—during Givenchy runway show.

*widget boy cultureIt's an undies showdown!

*widget boy cultureRED, WHITE & SPEW: Sarah Palin's latest baffling string of nonsense words.

*widget boy cultureCreative Arts Emmys handed out to everyone who showed up.

*widget boy cultureKim Davis files for yet another delay in issuing marriage licenses.

*widget boy cultureKim's being zapped by a hometown billboard.

*widget boy cultureThere are bigger things to worry about than Kim Davis.

*widget boy cultureKris Jenner says she isn't exactly besties with Caitlyn just yet.

*widget boy cultureMadonna misses Obama at her D.C. show. Images

*widget boy cultureElton John wants to meet Putin to change his anti-gay mind.

*widget boy cultureSick bastard torches Gay Pride bench.

*widget boy cultureHillary followed the law in deleting private e-mails.

*widget boy culturePataki bluntly states he won't vote for “unfit” Trump.

*widget boy cultureTrump is against high CEO pay, uses it to settle score with Macy's.

*widget boy cultureFallon gives Trump great coverage. DeGeneres “spars” with him.

*widget boy cultureRihanna's boyfriend is a charming homophobe who claims he isn't.

*widget boy cultureEllen is a scream lip-synching to Diana Ross and Rihanna, after the jump ... Images

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Jun 11 2015
Need To Know: So Money + Facial Hair Today Gone Tomorrow + Icon & Cunt, 2 Letters Apart + Peek-a-Boo + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureFind out how to help Lady Winifred and Didi achieve their dreams!

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas replaces Iggy Azalea at Pittsburgh Pride.

*widget boy cultureBeards are dead?

*widget boy cultureElton John, er, wigs out.

*widget boy cultureThe drama queen to end all drama queens.

*widget boy cultureRita Ora spills on Madonna's new video.

*widget boy culturePolice/African-American relations in one poster.

*widget boy cultureJeb Bush's campaign is in a shambles. Pre-shambles.

*widget boy cultureIn-depth Nile Rodgers Q&A.

*widget boy cultureA Siouxsie reunion.

*widget boy cultureCheck out gay singer Scottie Gage.

*widget boy cultureListen to Harrison Scott's Spectral Evidence.

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Apr 01 2015
Need To Know: Mommie Issues A Book! + CATFISH Fever + For Ryan, Out Loud + Moore Talent + Kiddie Porn??? + Savage Attack + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureFaye Dunaway shocks w/o makeup, sells home, revisits Mommie Dearest.

*widget boy cultureThis revealing pic may make you a Catfish hunter.

*widget boy cultureRyan Gosling inspires beautiful music.

*widget boy cultureJoni Mitchell health crisis. Now in good spirits (which she isn't usually!).

*widget boy cultureElton John's pal defends Indiana anti-gay law.

*widget boy cultureJulianne Moore allegedly canned for bad acting.

*widget boy culture10% of 12- to 13-year-olds addicted to porn?

*widget boy cultureHate group wants Dan Savage sitcom cancelled.

*widget boy cultureWalmart is against the anti-gay law the Arkansas governor is set to sign.

 


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