WAP voice recognition
To enable easy access to WAP services voice recognition will be introduced in place of small keyboards. Motorola has already released MYA (what they refer to as a virtual assistant) in the US that recognises spoken commands and carries out tasks accordingly. Weather, traffic, stock reports and emails can all be read by MYA, which may be available in Australia later in the year. So far the biggest challenge for MYA, according to Motorola senior regional manager, Patrick Aronson, is recognising a variety of accents.
‘The key to WAP will be voice recognition', Ian Grayson, The Australian, 30/05/00, p 33.