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March 7, 2006 at 2:15 PM

Computer, “Desperate Housewives,” please

VoiceBox Technologies, a Bellevue-based startup, demonstrated how voice recognition can be used to access entertainment content from a PC on Intel’s new digital home platform.

Appearing at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco today, the company showed off technology it has developed: voice search that applies context to a user’s request. The demonstration showed how users can retrieve movies, videos, music, channel guides and other digital content simply by asking for it in a conversational manner.

“Voice will be a natural means to interact with the wide array of devices to access content and services. We see voice input as an important element in future platform user interfaces,” said Gerald Holzhammer, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Consumer PC Group.

Makes you wonder what else Intel and VoiceBox has in the pipeline.

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