IBM's 'butler in the dashboard'
A driver of the future - the near future, IBM says - will be able to dictate and send e-mails, get spoken directions to a restaurant, even play a game of "Name That Tune" with his onboard computer. "The key is speech recognition - getting the computer to understand the driver's instructions without errors. Such technology has advanced greatly in recent years, and in quiet surroundings most humans can be understood almost perfectly by a computer."
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