My job uses voice recognition software for voicemails, and then relays the voicemail to its recipient in an email message.
In theory, this is a grand idea. I am able to read a message in much less time than it would take me to listen, especially if the person is a slow talker or if they take forever to get to the point.
In practice, it is the worst software ever created.
EXAMPLE: I woke up with a migraine at 6:00 this morning, and called my boss to tell her that I was going to take my migraine medication, go back to sleep, and be in later that morning.
I said something like:
"Hi Jude, it's Heather. It's 6:00 on Tuesday and I just woke up with a migraine. I am going to take a pill and go back to sleep. I'll be in later this morning, okay? Bye."
This is the message she got:
"Hi cheers. Six something and she state theatre cover from migraine and we will catch asleep -- champion in like 24 hours I'm a little later hope that's okay. Bye."
LUCKILY, the software also allows you to listen to the message, which is imperative given the software's shortcomings.