For three decades this was speech recognition: You would talk to your computer, typically using a head-mounted microphone and either the unpublicized speech-recognition app in Microsoft Windows or a version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, from Nuance Communications. If you enunciated carefully, words would appear on the screen or commands would be executed. Today, much-improved speech recognition is being widely deployed, and in the last two years, it has given birth to a new family of consumer products: voic

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