Gill Kilb▸ Task 1: Introducing DTs

Intelligent Verbal Interfaces

Speech recognition is evolving quickly, along with the spoken command interactivity of intelligent personal assistants. I believe that verbal interfaces will multiply in digital computing and largely eliminate the keyboard and mouse, and the large screen from the common business interfaces. This will increase worker mobility within offices and cause a significant increase in remote employment. – Diego Orjuela, Cables & Sensors

This interests me because of the possibilities for early childhood education. At a time when the child's brain is more active than it will probably ever be again, we put far too much emphasis on rote learned activities in our desperation for the child to become literate/learn to read and write. The potential for young children to be able to interface with digital technologies verbally on an individual basis within the classroom situation would allow for endless creative and problem solving experiences which could be child directed and not so dependent on teacher input.
Further to this, since we are talking about possibilities, is the idea that reading and writing will anyway become outmoded technologies as we move towards more immediate means of communication.

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