Friday, 6 January 2017

Voice Computing is here

"...voice has the power to transform computing, by providing a natural means of interaction. Windows, icons and menus, and then touchscreens, were welcomed as more intuitive ways to deal with computers than entering complex keyboard commands. But being able to talk to computers abolishes the need for the abstraction of a “user interface” at all. Just as mobile phones were more than existing phones without wires, and cars were more than carriages without horses, so computers without screens and keyboards have the potential to be more useful, powerful and ubiquitous than people can imagine today.(...) The arrival of the touchscreen was the last big shift in the way humans interact with computers. The leap to speech matters more."

In today's Editors'pick of The Economist

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