Speech rec: Moving beyond commands to conversations

The speech recognition built into our phones, computers, and cars today is mostly about dictation or commands: writing a short text message or e-mail, or asking Siri to pull up the weather in Dallas. Here’s a demo from start-up Veveo that shows we’re heading toward more conversationality. Apps will need to be able to banter with users as a way of helping solve problems or guide them to information.