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  • Mar 31, 2012
  • 12:42 PM

Searching for speech technology's holy grail

Heesun Wee / USA Today
The iPhone 4S not only recognized the specific words, but its context. This is known as flexible, natural-language processing — speech technology's holy grail. No matter how many ways you ask about the weather ("Do I need a raincoat today?), the system understands your meaning and context to offer the correct response.

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