Voice Search: Not Quite Talking Car, but Close

Loraine Lawson

You know technology has arrived when Mom can use it to find a great deal on at a nearby pizza place.

 

Or, at least, that's how I know. Voice searching is almost there, according to this article. But it's still a bit iffy, particularly when it comes to giving the right results.

 

Currently, a slew of companies are experimenting with voice search. Most of the efforts, including the one spearheaded by Google, focuses on how to use voice search with a mobile phone. This has obvious business benefits that have been rehashed for years now, but if you've forgotten, you can read up on it in the article.

 

A more interesting solution, however, is by VoiceBox Technologies. That company is developing voice search for cars. Basically, you can say, "traffic," and the system searches nearly 200 channels for a relevant traffic report.

 

As writer Tricia Duryee notes, the technology is like KIT from Knight Rider, except, I hasten to add, without the "witty" '80s banter.


 

It's not quite the flying Jetson car I've dreamed of, but we're moving in the right direction.


Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.


 



Add Comment      Leave a comment on this blog post

Post a comment

 

 

 

 


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.

 

null
null

 

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.


 
Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.