Microsoft mashes up multiple natural-user-interface inputs

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    Publicly and privately, Microsoft officials have been making much of the company’s myriad multi-touch input projects (especially with Windows 7 and Windows Mobile 7). But Microsoft’s view of what the user interface of the future will look like is more complex than that.

    Instead of allowing users to interact only with touch or only with speech, Microsoft is working on interfaces that will combine multiple natural-input techniques. At last week’s Financial Analyst Meeting, Microsoft officials showed off a demo of an automated front-desk receptionist, which the company plans to deploy internally later this year. The receptionist will make corporate-shuttle reservations, provide campus information and the like.

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