REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 9, 2010 —This has been a big year for speech-controlled computing. Technologies in your home, car and phone now allow people to use their voices, as well as their fingers and gestures, to control gadgets, get information and take action. These Natural User Interface (NUI)-based technologies have become a big part of our lives this year and are poised for even more dramatic growth in the future as NUI becomes more prominent. See the slideshow below for a highlight reel of speech in 2010:
What we’re seeing today is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential for NUI. As more people become accustomed to using their voices, fingers and gestures to interact with computers and gadgets, the technologies are poised for widespread use, and the implications for the home, for entertainment and for business are tremendous.