Sunday, October 30, 2011

Siri and the road to innovation, sort of

Sometimes innovation starts with a simple question - - "Could you pour me a beer, please?"  In this case, the question is directed to Siri, the voice recognition software recently introduced on the new iPhone 4S.  The video demonstrates a key feature of innovation - - pulling separate technologies to combine into something  new.  At its core, innovation is multidisciplinary - - in this particular case wireless communication, voice recognition software, robotics, structural mechanics, and fluid dynamics.  Beer also helps.

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