The device would make it easier to order a movie or a car dealer’s brochure, eliminating the need to dial toll-free numbers or to scroll through menus on the television.
You just have to speak into a microphone placed on a remote control or on a set-top box. The products can recognize verbs like find, scan and record, topics like sports and movies, and the names of movie stars.
The scan feature finds, say, a comedy show, then a new comedy channel every three or four seconds until you pick one. Say “find football” and you can choose from a menu of games. “Go to sleep” will turn off the service.
Via The New York Times.