Although Microsoft integrated touch-screen capabilities into Windows 7, at least one Microsoft executive suggests that the next stage in user interaction is speech-recognition technology as applied to various everyday applications. Although Microsoft is busily developing uses for voice IT, it likely faces future competition from the likes of Google and Apple, both of which have developed their own voice-activated features, primarily for smartphones.
– Microsoft may have heavily touted its PC manufacturing partners’ touch-screen technology at its recent Windows 7 launch, but the company is also exploring what it portrays as the next logical step: integrating speech-recognition technology into applications.
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