Google says voice recognition is the future

Jamie Lumsden, ClickOnline.com

, Last Updated: 1:09 PM ET

In an interview with The Guardian, Google's senior engineering director Scott Huffman made it pretty clear that Google has big plans for voice recognition as they continue to expand their interests, especially in the emerging industry of wearable tech. In the interview, Huffman explained how, as our technology continues to diversify, the need for new methods of interfacing with our devices becomes quite apparent.

"We have a super computer in our pockets, but also one in our watch, one in our glasses, maybe on our label as well as our laptop," explained Huffman. "Some of those have a screen and a keyboard but some won't, and we're seeing dramatic growth in the numbers of people interacting through voice recognition."

Huffman went on to discuss how the recent NSA incidents make Google's standard encryption a necessary part of pushing forwards with voice recognition technology. Recent comparisons with Apple's Siri have shown that Google Now has made more significant improvement over the last year, but the technology is far from perfect. One of the major stumbling blocks still keeping the technology from popular adoption is accents, which can obviously cause quite a problem.

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