As I was watching the Made in Google ’19 keynote, it wasn’t the best-in-class camera system or the motion tracking chip that stirred my loins the most.
It was the Pixel 4’s Recorder app. A native voice recorder with ultra-accurate AI-driven transcription that even works in airplane mode? Be still, my heart.
Sure, there are a couple of transcription apps already available out there in the wild, but none of them are able to process speech-to-text entirely on a phone without needing an internet connection. You can imagine why it’s a godsend piece of tech for reporters who conduct interviews on the ground regularly and, like me, absolutely detest listening to their own voice during playback.