The beautiful, dark and intriguing world of “Her” is a signal that the exploration of artificial intelligence, voice and natural language technologies – creating avatars that understand, listen and decipher what we say – is something that is being talked about in a very real, very big way. Reinventing the relationship between people and technology may seem ambitious but Nuance believes that there is a way for us to engage with our devices on our own terms.
Not far from the world of regimented cubicles and headset-toting call center operators, a quiet revolution is stirring in its slippers.
While it’s early days, proponents of so-called commercial crowdsourcing contend that a swelling army of global freelancers is already disrupting traditional outsourcing – from preparing tax statements to conducting research on paediatricians.
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