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Evolution of Touch: How We Control Technology

By Cliff Edwards - 2012-03-06T20:47:35Z

Photograph by Suzanne Plunkett/Landov

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Siri (2011)

Siri, the intelligent personal-assistant software in Apple's iPhone 4S, interprets natural speech to answer questions, make recommendations and perform actions, such as sending messages and scheduling meetings. Based on 40 years of research funded by Darpa, Siri's natural language technology was snapped up by Apple in 2010 for use in iOS products.

Is this the future of interaction with all technology?

We don't know. Ask Siri.

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