Moore’s law has driven silicon chip circuitry to the point where we are surrounded by devices equipped with microprocessors. The devices are frequently wonderful; communicating with them – not so much. Pressing buttons on smart devices or keyboards is often clumsy and never the method of choice when effective voice communication is possible.

The keyword in the previous sentence is “effective”. Technology has advanced to the point where we are in the early stages of being able to communicate with our devices using voice recognition. Google’s Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri lead the way but anyone who has used any of them knows they have some notable limitations.

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