A Computer That Recognizes Its Master's Voice?

Thomas Fumai is the type of New Yorker who talks so fast that some people, even his wife, have trouble understanding him. At work, though, the machine on his desk has no trouble at all. As a securities trader for Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc., Fumai spends much of the day chatting with a personal computer. When Fumai tells it to, his PC will instantly buy or sell $25 million or so in government bonds. Not only is speaking to the computer easier and faster than typing but it's also less error-prone, he says.

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