It seems with mobile phones these days, smaller is better. But with the size decreasing, finding the information you need becomes a challenge. Never fear, there is a new technology emerging that helps users find information without having to fiddle with tiny keyboards or have blisters due to scrolling over and over. This new technology is voice search.

Voice-recognition technology is not new, but the application of it to smartphones has been well received. Currently the application is for searching the web, but soon it will be controlling the functionality of the smartphone itself. Eventually the evolution will include the integration of voice search with language understanding technology. That will be interesting.

This topic was brought to our attention by Mashable in their article, “The Future of
Voice Search

Melody K. Smith

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