With the development of technology and the invention of latest operating systems, users are allowed to send voice messages. On the other hand, works are ongoing related to self-driving cars and voice-activated doors, lights and elevators. This clearly shows that the future lies in the spoken, not written.
This major transition is the result of how we interact with our surroundings is natural language processing, which allows computers to understand the meaning of our words and recognise the habits of our speech.
Users likely to have already experienced this technology in the Xbox One and the Samsung UE65HU8500, all thanks to Siri and Google Now.
Charles Dawes, Global Strategic Accounts Director at Rovi, has been quoted saying that “Magic words have caused these technologies to rely on structured menu systems in which voice command simply replaces traditional inputs. These do not provide a satisfactory experience, forcing users to learn how to talk to the device and causing speech to become stilted and unnatural.”
The natural language engines are presently being used in several companies like Barclays Wealth uses it to verify an account holder, JetBlue is using intelligent voice advertising, and Ford is using natural language for drivers to control in-car systems such as the phone, music, temperature, navigation and traffic updates.
Once it has been recognised that what someone is saying, then its all about context, and disambiguating similar terms.