Microsoft's virtual receptionist


Microsoft's Chief Research and Strategy Honcho Craig Mundie spoke at the MIT Emerging Technology Conference and prophetized up a techno-storm. Evidently he sees technology taking us toward a world where virtual presences inhabit a 3D space and use that as a base to interact with the rest of us. Microsoft is already planning to give it a go at its headquarters by installing a virtual receptionist.

When the virtual receptionist rolls out in the next few months, it'll present itself as a friendly avatar and be able to differentiate between individuals based on their appearance and clothing. It uses a combination of microphones and language processors to pick up what's being said, and can perform simple tasks for Microsoft employees, such as scheduling shuttle rides between the HQ's various buildings.


Adam Jardine said...

Awesome.. Even Microsoft one of the world's most popular organization is ready to go for a virtual receptionist setup. Microsoft has set a good example for other businesses to think on a virtual receptionist services.

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