Microsoft Xbox 360 console along with Kinect sensor already supports speech recognition in no.of games and apps on the platform. For example, you can play and pause videos using voice or use some game commands, etc,. It is obvious that Microsoft will be improving this speech recognition technology in their upcoming version of Xbox.
Now according to the report from TheVerge, Microsoft will include support for more natural commands in Xbox vNext. For example, you can ask “what are my friends playing” to Xbox to receive a list of games, etc,.
We understand that Microsoft is also investigating scenarios where a Kinect sensor will detect individuals in a room and suggest appropriate multiplayer games after a user queries the Xbox using voice. The support will include natural language detection, similar to Apple’s Siri service, that will let users ask things like “what are my friends playing” to receive a friends list. Xbox will also reply back to users with answers to queries, making it an improved search service too. The current Xbox 360 console lacks natural interaction and context, we’re told that’s a big focus of the new speech recognition in the new Xbox.
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