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How Apple, Google and Facebook Will Take Away Your Control

Oct 06, 2011, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Elgan)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Siri and Android Voice Actions represent the dawn of a new era, one in which an artificial intelligence agents will 'understand' what we mean when we speak normal, everyday language.

"They'll place our words in context. They'll learn. And most importantly, they'll do things that go far beyond search results. They'll buy things for us. They'll make reservations. They'll reschedule our meetings, and communicate with our friends, family and colleagues.

"Apple's Siri will mainstream this technology. Millions will be using it daily by the end of next year. Within five years, pretty much every person in every industrialized country will use personal virtual assistants as one of the main ways they interact with computers, the Internet and each other."

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