Opera Voice Browser

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.

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

2 thoughts on “Opera Voice Browser”

  1. I downloaded Opera with voice last night. I find it much easier to use a mouse to click buttons.

    Then again, this is a terrific tool for people with limited dexterity. I’m a big fan of Opera, and I’m glad that someone – especially them – is thinking about its customers’ needs.

  2. I started using the voice feature today, and I’m very excited about it. I usually have couple of dozens of tabs open and I hope the voice will speed up my things a lot. Especially while doing lots of point ‘n click operations I can listen to news(although I have to use another browser to surf, because the voice stops if I switch tab/window sometimes). Not to mention its good to let go of the mouse & keyboard once in a while and sit back shouting.
    I think I’ll change the initial keyword from “Opera” to “Slave”.

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