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Google Chrome goes nuts

Charlie Chaplin never thought this day would come.

The Peanut Gallery – a new Google Chrome experiment – let’s users add in their own intertitles by using its latest Web Speech API voice recognition programme (available in 30 languages).

The personal videos can then be shared with friends, so they, too, can channel their inner screenwriter selves.

Films include the classical Steamboat Bill Jr. by Chaplin, Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome by John Rawlins and The Lost World by Harry Hoyt, to name but a few.

“We hope that developers will find many uses for the Web Speech API, both fun and practical—including new ways to navigate, search, enter text, and interact with the web. We can’t wait to see how people use it,” wrote Aaron Koblin, head of Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab.

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