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“‘Hello, computer!’ UW prof and students search outside the box”

UW CSE graduate students Jeff Huang and Alan Ritter

GeekWire reports on research by UW CSE professor Oren Etzioni and his students:

“Like Scotty in Star Trek, the day is coming soon when we’ll talk with our computers instead of just typing at them, according to a prominent UW computer scientist and his team of researchers …

“In an essay penned for Nature, Dr. Etzioni reiterated what computer scientists have known for several years:  it’s high time we thought outside of the old text box.

“Highlighting what he says is a ‘curious lack of ambition and imagination,’ Etzioni says that the software industry’s momentum has been behind what has worked, and not on new methods.”

Read the rest of the GeekWire post here.

November 23, 2011