Intel to Integrate Voice-Control Feature in its Windows 8 Ultrabooks
Intel plans to incorporate Siri-like voice-based search technology into its Ultrabook platform after Windows 8 is officially launched by Microsoft Corporation next month. In addition to this feature, Intel also showed off two other features related to gesture control and NFC that will be integrated in its future Ultrabooks.
To offer voice control features in its next generation Ultrabooks, Intel has partnered with speech recognition specialist Nuance. The service has been named as Dragon Assistant by Intel. With this new technology, users can say phrases like “share this link on Facebook”, and then instruct their Ultrabook to do it for them. The feature will also enable users to play music, search the web, as well as perform other common tasks.
”The systems will put to rest the notion that "touch is the end of innovation--this is just the beginning,” said Intel Architecture Group general manager David Perlmutter, during a keynote presentation at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. The Intel Ultrabooks equipped with these features and powered by Windows 8 operating system are expected to land in the market by the end of this year.