Updated 18 May, 2013, 5:40 pm IST
IDF 2012: Voice, Gesture and Touch support redefine Ultrabooks
| by tech2 News Staff |
The new range of ultrabooks set to come out in 2013 will have features usually found in smartphones, such as voice recognition, touch support, finger tracking, augmented reality and gesture-based interface. The ultrabooks will feature clip-on sensors that will eventually be integrated into laptops.
The voice recognition feature will be powered by Nuance and will be called Dragon Assistant; it will appear on Dell ultrabooks later this year. The Dell XPS13 Ultrabook will be among the first PCs to ship with Dragon Assistant Beta in Q4 2012.
Dadi Perlmutter, Intel Corporation's Chief Product Officer, demonstrated Dragon Assistant Beta during day-1 of the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. He called on a colleague to demonstrate the voice technology, who then ran through a series of demos ranging from easy to very difficult. He started off by simply saying “Hello Dragon” to awaken Dragon Assistant and proceeded with some complex commands such as: search Amazon for sunglasses, information and shopping; access, discover and play music; check and reply to email; and listen to and update social media statuses.
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