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Experts Weigh In On Voice Control Technology’s Pros, Cons And Future

Jamie Gold
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Voice control technology can make window coverings easier to operate for someone with vision or … [+] mobility challenges.

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The “Open the pod bay doors, Hal” command from the 1968 sci fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey might be the most famous voice control request in cinematic history. The dystopian response from the artificial intelligence computer HAL 9000, “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that” is just as famous – or, more accurately, infamous. The desperate astronaut, David Bowman, begins to shut down the rogue system to get safely back onto the spacecraft.

Perhaps you’ve had desperate moments with voice control technology in your own home when you just wanted to shut the whole thing down too. Hopefully, your occasional frustrations have been less life threatening, [...]

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