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Research Shows Voice Input is Overtaking Typing on Smartphones

Voice as a Computing Interface is exponentially faster than typing, it is easier than typing, and computers are finally intelligent enough to understand 95% of what is said… compared to just 70% in 2010.  And people are using it more and more.  Just as Responsive Web Design has become a necessity since more people search on their phones and tablets, so too is having a Natural Language Search Engine that understands what these millions of shoppers are saying.

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Mary Meeker, a former Wall Street securities analyst and venture capitalist, as well as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world according to Forbes, recently released a 213-page Internet Trends Report for her firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.  In it she releases some remarkable findings on how the internet is trending today, including the graphic above.

As the internet continues to evolve and increase in intelligence, we as a people need to evolve with it.  We’ve gone from giant desktops, to thin laptops, to smartphones with more intelligence than those giant desktops ever could dream of having.  As the capabilities increased we’re moving from typed keywords to natural language voice entry.  And thanks to these increases in technology and capability, we’ve reached the tipping point in voice computing.

To see more of Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report, click here.

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