Google’s Siri codenamed Majel, launching shortly? - The geeks among you might recognize Majel as the name of Gene Roddenberry’s wife, Majel Barrett, who voiced much of the on-board computery stuff in Star Trek.
Incidentally, I’ve never understood Star Trek. Gimme Star Wars any day.
Google already offers Voice Actions - or Jeannie, as it was recently renamed - which entertains commands such as “Send text to [recipient] [message]” and “Listen to [artist/song/album]” for those who can’t be bothered exercising their digits.
However, Majel, as it’s currently codenamed, will reportedly be less rigid and allow for more natural commands a la Siri.
The NYTimes is touting a 2011 release for Majel, which essentially translates as: “within the next couple of weeks” at this stage.
Am I the only person who’s not convinced by voice recognition? Too many accents, man, and it’s well hard for folk like us fae Glasgae, ken? Not to mention multi-national hybrids like Jan.