The Kindle is a marvel of modern technology but apparently “voice” of the Amazon Kindle mispronounces two key words that appear frequently in the pages of many newspapers – “Barack” (the Amazon Kindle rhymes it with “black”) and “Obama” (the pronunciation sounds like “Alabama”).
The text-to-speech feature is amazing, but it seemingly has some work to do.
When asked about the mistake, Amazon CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos simply said, “that’s unfortunate.”
The next day, however, an Amazon spokesperson issued an e-mail statement indicating that Nuance Communications, the company that handles the text-to-speech capabilities for the Kindle, had corrected the pronunciation.
“Nuance has updated its dictionary, which we plan to include in an upcoming wireless update to Kindle devices.”
Better late than never.
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