Voice recognition will make touch obsolete, Intel exec says
Intel Senior Vice President Mooly Eden tells CNET that other forms of "perceptual computing" will change computing as we know it. And they may not be as far away as they seem.
Watch out, touch screens. You may be hot now, but one Intel executive predicts voice recognition will eventually make you obsolete.
Mooly Eden, the Intel senior vice president who oversees the company's "perceptual computing" operations, told CNET today that voice recognition will do to touch what touch has done to physical keyboards -- making many things unnecessary.
"Voice is the best means of communication between humans," Eden said. "We finally have enough compute power to do what we want from science fiction."
Intel is working with partners on complete systems for such devices, including the hardware (run by an Intel processor, of course), software, cameras, and other features. It's still early days, Eden said, but voice, for example, could overtake touch in as little as three to five years.