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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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Dec 14 2015
Need To Know: Bad Shot + Cruzing To A Win + Fascists Fail In France + A Thing Of Booty + Bieber Enters Kardashian Fold + Stefoknee-High To A Grasshopper + Get A CLUE + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSix Million Dollar Man's Martin E. Brooks dies @ 90. Images

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*widget boy cultureIt's not that she's trans, or living as a child (!), but ... Stefoknee???

*widget boy cultureMy list of famous people over age 80 is updated!

*widget boy cultureA revisiting of why Clue is inexplicably adored.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Horror Story: Freak Show actress dies @ 43.

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*widget boy culturePanti Bliss is Europe's most influential person. Images

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Dec 09 2015
Sam You Made The Interview Too Short: Babs On Hillary & More Comments (0)

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Barbra Streisand granted an interview to The Hollywood Reporter, in which she is praising Hillary Clinton:

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Nov 15 2015
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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 30 2015
Need To Know: Altar Boy Lovers + Taking Swift Action + Hillary On Houston + Bernie Evolved, Too + HOT & Short + Balls Of The Ball + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureFormer H.S. football jock wants to help other LGBT people with depression. Unnamed

*widget boy cultureKygo's U.S. TV debut. Images

*widget boy cultureTaylor Swift counter-sues radio dude for groping her ass.

*widget boy cultureMore sex charges for Jerry Sandusky?

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton tweets for gay rights in Houston.

*widget boy cultureChina won't make you have just 1 kid anymore! (Try 2.)

*widget boy cultureCheck out this hot, evocative short—In a Minor Lustrum. Images

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*widget boy cultureSexxxy new Nathan Sykes music video.

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Oct 29 2015
Colonel Sanders Says It Best ... Comments (0)

12189064_10153178452071517_6607815428402846783_n-1Madonna punks out as if she were back in CBGB.

My buddy Stephen Whipple—we go back to the snail-mail pen pal days!—captured this awesome shot of Madonna licking a front-row bitch's finger on her Rebel Heart Tour L.A. stop. And people dare to compare her to Janet Jackson when it comes to rock 'n' roll? PLEASE. Janet is wonderful in many ways, and a star she is—but a rock star she is not. She's not even allowed to expose her arms anymore, let alone lick people's extremities.

Meanwhile, this thirsty columnist says Madonna's tour looks “an awful lot” like Taylor Swift's. Not having seen 1989, and not having heard that before, I read what he had to say. See, Madonna is copying Taylor Swift because both ladies have invited famous people up at multiple tour stops. Wait, so Taylor Swift invented this? What's next? Madonna is unoriginal for projecting her voice via mechanical means while singing on a stage before a crowd?

Check out Stephen's excellent The Madonna Pages blog.

 
Oct 13 2015
Need To Know: Black Times + Mac & Cheesy Apology + Hillary Trumps Trump + Janet's #1s + Everything's Bigger On Dallas + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMoneybags Calvin Harris threatens to sue over Thai-masseuse lies.

*widget boy cultureHillary makes surprise appearance at anti-Trump rally outside his property!

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*widget boy culture17-year-old YouTuber Trevor Moran comes out.

*widget boy cultureHis little son is going as Elsa from Frozen for Halloween, and he's cool with it.

*widget boy cultureBarechested hairy dudes rule.

*widget boy cultureNo charges for American lion-killer, charges for African enabler(s).

*widget boy cultureRecent Rock Hall of Fame nominee Janet Jackson joins an elite club.

*widget boy cultureVine star Cameron Dallas's huge peen. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureNew Donna Summer collection!

*widget boy cultureMadonna's $10-million-dollar tour video.

*widget boy cultureYou know you're gay when you get engaged at a Madonna concert. Images

#gay couple got engaged at #Madonna's concert in Edmonton, Canada. #rebelhearttour #gaymarriage #lgbt #livingforlove #revolutionoflove #equality

Posted by DrownedMadonna.com on Monday, October 12, 2015
 
Oct 12 2015
Need To Know: Meat The Press + Let's Scare Hillary To Death + Carson Plays Chicken With The Truth + Nothing Going On But Trent + Another Fine Meth + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureBen Carson says his Holocaust hyperbole isn't.

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*widget boy cultureRepublican Congressmen explode on Meet the Press. Ha, ha!

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*widget boy culturePost-Pink Is the New Blog, here's Trent's new gig!

*widget boy cultureThose pecs, though! Images

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*widget boy cultureTaylor Swift & Calvin Harris already on a break?

*widget boy culturePintauro warns against “dark roads of meth.”

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*widget boy cultureSteve Grand gets seriously biceptual.

*widget boy cultureSo surprising NAU shooter wound up going gun crazy. Images

*widget boy cultureNRA squelching gun-violence research.

*widget boy cultureONLY IN AMERICA!: Another spate of mass shootings. Images

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Tell the next President to act on gun violence.Only a few candidates have stepped up on gun violence. Americans deserve better.

Posted by Everytown for Gun Safety on Friday, October 9, 2015
 


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