How Apple, Google and Facebook Will Take Away Your Control
Oct 06, 2011, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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."