Wednesday, September 23, 2015

IPhone 6s’s Hands-Free Siri Is an Omen of the Future - The New York Times

From a voice/digital assistant snapshot that's more positive than the "omen" headline implies

"But you can imagine that actually analyzing all of your speech can’t be far off, because it would make voice assistants more useful. In fact, for years now, Google’s top search engineers have been describing the “Star Trek” computer as their vision of the future of search.

“The ‘Star Trek’ computer is not just a metaphor that we use to explain to others what we’re building,” Amit Singhal, the head of Google’s search team, once told me. “It is the ideal that we’re aiming to build — the ideal version done realistically.”"
IPhone 6s’s Hands-Free Siri Is an Omen of the Future - The New York Times
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