Opera Software is developing a new Internet browser that allows users to talk to their computers.
The new browser incorporates IBM’s ViaVoice technology, enabling the computer to ask what the user wants and “listen” to the request.
No release date has been set yet as the browser is still in it’s development phase.
Even though this is cool technology, but still I’m not all that excited by it.
First of all, I don’t want to talk to my computer.
In fact, I wish I didn’t have to talk to people either and that they’d have some sort of computerized interface for me to go through, lol…
Secondly, voice technology is still far from efficient nowadays, so using voice commands for a computer will be even more nerve-wrecking and frustrating than if we had to code every command in Perl.
Anyway, it’s good to see new stuff like this coming out from Opera. They’re really leading the way in innovating browsers.
But voice browsing is not for me, I just like to kick back, relax, forget about talking, and tap away at my laptop.