IBM to computers: Let’s talk

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IBM to computers: Let's talk

IBM previewed several prototypes of speech recognition interfaces, including a speech console on the dashboard of a car that can tell the driver about the car’s condition.

Another product under development is Personal Speech Assistant, a conversational user interface for the PalmPilot III PDA that will be ready within a year.

IBM partner One Voice Technologies also showed off a “human interface technology” that allows users to conduct a two-way dialog with their PCs using natural spoken language. The OEM and consumer versions of One Voice’s product, which runs on IBM’s ViaVoice Millennium speech engine, will be available in the first quarter, officials said.

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