Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Evi -- Answers your questions

Evi is a question answering Android app from True Knowledge. It not only retrieves the document containing answers as some Android apps do, but also extracts the answer to your question. Watch the video below to see what Evi is capable of..

Augmented Reality in the future..

In the future, we may be using augmented reality glasses or better contacts :) that will overlay useful (hopefully) information on top of the real world objects (see video).

Video courtesy: New Scientist

Speak To It

 Following Apple's Siri, there have been many Android avatars of speech enabled personal assistants as well. One of them is SpeakToIt. Its very impressive in terms of recognizing speech. The trick is to use common words and avoid names. The app identifies the most appropriate application that can handle the user's request. For example, when I asked it "how much is a pound in dollars?", it queried it on Google Search and displayed the result. When asked, "how do I get to Princes street?" it misrecognized "Princes" as "princess" and opened up Google Maps with parameters from: my location, to:Princes street. It does weather information, helps write text messages, make calls, etc.