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freehe
freehe
3/11/2016 9:04:59 AM
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Re: Skype
Ariella, sometimes I just don't remember seeing an ad for the TV app.

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Writerfo10281
Writerfo10281
3/10/2016 9:11:06 PM
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Re: Skype
We actually use the app, but through a gaming system, so I'm not sure if that will go away or not.  We like the TV option, because it allows family to see us and our dogs (I have young nephews)  :)  

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vnewman
vnewman
3/10/2016 6:29:32 PM
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Re: How does Skype even work now?
@mhhf1ve. Hmmmm. Even someone like Apple maybe? Or MSFT for that matter. Why not harness Siri or Cortanas technology for use in a full fledged add-in? I tried to integrate Nuance several times into our environment and gave up. More trouble than it was worth. People weren't willing put in the time to train the app properly

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Ariella
Ariella
3/10/2016 6:12:17 PM
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Re: Skype
@freehe Do you get other ads about Skype services? I don't think I do unless I log on, which I don't do very frequently at all.

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freehe
freehe
3/10/2016 6:07:27 PM
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Re: Skype
Great article, it's unfortunate that it took Skype six years to realize the TV app was a failure. I wasn't aware they offered a TV app either. I have a Skype account and never received any advertisements about the TV app.

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Ariella
Ariella
3/10/2016 1:56:59 PM
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Re: Skype
@mhhf1ve there's another reason to ban SMS. I read an account of a nurse who was using her phone for instructions as well as personal use. She got distracted by the personal texts so that she didn't follow up on the direction, which was a pretty crucial step for the patient pre-surgery. The patient survived, but just barely. 

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Ariella
Ariella
3/10/2016 1:55:14 PM
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Re: How does Skype even work now?
@mhhf1ve yes, it can have quite a few applications.  Certainly what is largely accessible now needs improvement. When I apply Google translate to text, which I would think should be a bit simpler than building off speech recognition in one lanaguage and translating into another, I still often get something that doesn't read like passable English. I get that the idioms and syntax could throw things off, but sometimes I even know what the words in the other language mean and find the translation rather off.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/10/2016 1:54:10 PM
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Re: Skype
> " Is it any less secure than a standard phone or cell phone?"

You might be surprised at what HIPAA covers and what it doesn't. I know a few doctors who don't use SMS, but some HIPAA-approved messaging apps. Calls and faxes are all good for some reason... but SMS? nope. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/10/2016 1:52:20 PM
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Re: How does Skype even work now?
Speech recognition has been around for decades... and I'm surprised at how long Nuance has been dominating the sector. It might not be too long, tho, before some deep learning startup figures out how to do automated speech recognition better than Nuance's tech.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/10/2016 1:50:28 PM
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Re: How does Skype even work now?
Language translation services are getting more sophisticated all the time. There are tons of interesting applications -- like Viki -- where crowdsourced translators are teamed up with software to make translations faster and more accurate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viki_(website)

Doing it for Korean dramas seems to be a profitable way to spread videos internationally... And it might someday also help to translate/transcribe voicemails, possibly? 

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