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Microsoft Prepping Kinect SDK for 'Natural' UI

When Microsoft debuted the Kinect for XBox 360 gaming system, it hailed it as a revolutionary leap forward in the industry. But at the same time, it also hinted at more business-oriented applications.

Now, the company has confirmed plans to release a software development kit (SDK) for developers to build applications integrating Kinect with Microsoft Windows.

The SDK, due out this spring, is the latest effort from Microsoft to develop a so-called "natural user interface," or NUI.

"Kinect is the first example of this ... of making the computer a lot more like we are," Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer, said in a video released last week. "We will be able to get computers to work at our behest, not just on our behalf," he added.

Datamation takes a look at Microsoft's plans for Kinect, Windows and the vision of the NUI.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Microsoft's Mundie Shows More 'Natural' UI




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