The WinnersCall 2011 the year when voice recognition and control went mainstream. Siri, the iPhone 4S' voice-controlled digital assistant, has gotten the most attention, but Microsoft made its own play with the voice-controlled Xbox 360 Kinect gaming system. (Kinect technically debuted late in 2010, but we'll let it slide, since a lot of the Kinect voice control fun came from hackers doing their work in 2011.)
Siri delights many, frustrates some, and has had her share of public relations crises. Still, these popular voice-controlled interfaces put speech technology in the forefront and set the tone for years of voice innovation.
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December 12, 2011 9:55 PM PST
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