The history of technology is the history of human interaction with machines.

Millions of years ago, we started with SOUND (voice), and soon came the WORD (text). 90% of all human communication still happens through voice. The keyboard trumped the punch card. The mouse coexisted with the keyboard. The touchscreen made redundant the mechanical keyboard.

However, 90% of human communication still happens through voice because it is natural. Unfortunately, technology progress took the time to catch up with it.

In the ’80s, the vocabulary of IBM’s speech recognition system expanded from 5,000 to 20,000 words. However the experience still felt as awkward as it did for one Montgomery Scott of the USS Enterprise.

Read more: VOICE is the new OS and the Future of Search, Commerce, and Payments — Chatbots Magazine

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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