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Divergent views on communicating with machines

January 21, 2012

Most products at CES were demonstrating “smart” in that they are connected to the Internet, have sensors or AI that gather and process data and make decisions.
The Apple iPad has already changed our expectations as to how we interact with our computers, tablets and phones. And Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Kinect are leading us on to even newer ways.
Thus the views of Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Mercedes’ Dieter Zetsche were sought out to get their spin on the future. But they differed not only in content but in manner of presentation. Read details of what they had to say.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

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