Google voice recognition doesn't like British accents
While many people over this side of the pond have underlined the prestigious nature of Received Pronunciation (RP) someone forgot to tell the people over at Google. The US company has developed a voice recognition tool for the iPhone, but it has big problems understanding British accents.
Google's voice search app has been developed to recognise North American accents with the various British twangs producing hilarious results. One user from Kent searched for "iPhone" but the app came up with "my sister" and "Einstein", while a Scottish user searching for the same term was given the result "Sex". Go figure that one out.
While the application's failure to recognise Brit accents is bound to have a lot of people up in arms, the idea of seeing iPhone users talking in fake American accents on the Tube is too good to be true.