Voice control, from the car to the pocket of Apple and Google

With multi-touch and three-dimensional interfaces booming, talking about voice control is somewhat out of context. In fact, in recent years we have barely heard of improvements in technology, which has been quite stuck in the face of the complexity of a human-machine interaction system through the voice.

If we ignore voice control in Windows 7, the applications of this technology are limited to GPS and some sporadic application in advanced mobile phones. A few days ago we were surprised by the good response to the voice control that the Garmin nuvi 3790 GPS had, for example. But nothing else.

This forgetfulness of voice recognition that has been experienced in recent years within the field of computers has stopped short after the last shopping trip by Steve Jobs.

Voice control for phone searches

With the acquisition of the company Siri, Apple has once again brought to the table the arrival of voice control to computers, or in this case, to mobile phones.

We imagine that Apple's idea is to integrate technology primarily into search, once again standing up to the king in that field, Google, with whom it seems they have a tug of war to become the owners of this juicy future of smart searches. by voice, where the subject of contextual advertising is an appetizing piece of the matter.

Difficult role in the face of gesture control

As we have hinted before, 3D desktops and especially gesture control are the rivals that our voice has in the dilemma for controlling the interfaces of the future.

The boom in touchscreens is being taken over by the consumer, and talking to a device is still far away. In addition, in practical terms, using the voice is meaningless only when we cannot use our hands or when we do not see what is happening around us. Although in the future who knows what is sensible or not.

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