Full immersion emulation

ben bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Thu Mar 2 11:01:46 CST 2017

On 3/2/2017 9:11 AM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Mar 2017, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote:
>> Summary: it is in fact some time since speech became a primary, and
>> indeed sole, UI for some products. This is indeed their selling point:
>> you automate your home by asking an "intelligent" assistant to dim the
>> lights, or for a weather forecast, or to record a TV program for you,
>> etc.
>> It's not coming soon. It's been here for a couple of years now.
> And, it will reach a level of reliability to actually be usable, "in a
> few more years".  "next year in jerusalem!"
> Attempts at speech recognition date back to the Bells (Alexander
> Melville Bell and his son Alexander Graham "quick with a patent" Bell).
> Now, Siri can tell Kripke, "I'm sorry Bawwy, I don't understand
> 'wecommend a westauwant'"
> Radio Shack at one time sold a repackaged Votrax voice output, a voice
> input, and an X-10 interface, as add-ons to TRS80 (model 1).  It hardly
> took any time at all to get those to the point where it would accept,
> "LET THERE BE LIGHT", and respond with, "BY YOUR COMMAND", and do an X10
> "LIGHTS ON".  None of those accessory peripherals lasted long.

A new MUSEM project. :)

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