Rich Rodriguez, International Analyst of Mystery (beta)

Submitted by Brian on April 18th, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Google launched a thing where it will automatically caption youtube videos based on speech recognition software. It's slightly beta. It appears the corpus it was trained on was Donald Rumsfeld poorly translated back and fourth from Japanese six to seven times. It opened a wormhole into an alternate universe where Rodriguez is an important political analyst.

Mr. Rodriguez, what is your opinion on international terrorism?

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THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION AFTER THE JUMP!

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Mr. Rodriguez, DEMAR DORSEY?

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Mr. Rodriguez, what's the running back situation looking like in terms of guys who transferred to MAC schools like five years ago?

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Mr. Rodriguez, if you had to eat a position group on your team, which would it be?

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What's your take on Harvey Unga leaving BYU?

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Mr. Rodriguez, was this an enormous waste of time?

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Comments

Drill

April 19th, 2010 at 3:16 AM ^

Wow, this is great. I'm laughing so hard that I'm actually almost tearing up.

It's crazy how oriented around Middle Eastern conflict the press conference apparently was. I didn't even notice it when I was listening.

hypomodern

April 19th, 2010 at 7:52 AM ^

is usually trained on UN transcripts--since those are translated into and spoken in several different languages (and archived well). There's a ton of data, too, since diplomats love to talk!

But it does leave you with a rather heavy geopolitical focus. Awesome finds :)!