I recently spent some time with Tom Hebner, Worldwide Leader of the Cognitive Innovation Group at Nuance Communications. We discussed voice search and the emerging future of AI.

The voice user interface

“Voice technologies being deployed by large technology companies is awesome for everyone in the industry because it really shows the power of the technologies, but also shows the edges, too, because people get all hyped up and think it does more than it currently can,” Hebner said.

“The promise of voice technology is that we will need to learn less about the computer. Like, back in the day when you had to type in a terminal, you had to really understand how to code. Then, with graphical user interfaces, it became a little easier,” he said.

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