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WILL SIRI REPLACE THE TV REMOTE?

December 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again Apple ingenuity may be ushering in a fundamental change in the way human beings interact with technology. The voice-recognition software (nicknamed Siri) built into Apple’s latest iPhone S may become commonplace in most television sets before the end of next year, replacing the standard remote, Business Week is reporting in its current issue. According to the magazine, Comcast, Samsung, LG, and Sharp are all attempting to include voice-enabled features for TV sets and peripherals. And Apple itself reportedly plans to introduce its own branded TV set next year that will be able to receive verbal instructions via the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. “It’s easy to see the appeal,” BusinessWeek commented. “Few would be upset if, instead of figuring out which one of three remotes to use, viewers could sit on the couch and say, ‘Record the next episode of Modern Family.”