Embed Google Voice Messages

A handy new feature of Google Voice: if I get a voicemail message there’s now the option to embed it in a web page.  Like this 3-second voicemail, origin unknown, that I got this morning:

The message got automatically machine-transcribed by Google Voice as “Unfortunately, I don’t feel like.” Which means either Google Voice has better ears than I do — I can’t make out any words — or that it just took a wild guess.

I got a call from Google Engage yesterday that went to voicemail and was transcribed as follows:

Hello Peter, My name is anyway. Duke’ll would engage agencies. I was calling to be about your membership google blondie. And the package that was made. If you have a phone inside of the mouse and Ten coupons. Gorgeous golden coupons. I was hoping to get some feedback from you. Just wanna follow up and answer any questions you may have about the use of the coupon. If there’s anything we can do. I think we can decide to go to a customer base. Please let me know. If you need to ask for a client those complaints everything off. Rex, or did agency scene. The can walk into the computer is set up the dumping.

Listening to the audio, she actually did say “gorgeous golden coupons” but almost everything else was mis-transcribed. 


Oliver's picture
Oliver on June 22, 2012 - 18:52 Permalink

Oh right. I forgot these services were free.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on June 24, 2012 - 16:04 Permalink

Well, not exactly “free” inasmuch as I’m giving Google permission to transcribe all of my voicemail, and thus gain insights into me and my behaviours and thus more effectively market to me.