The annual World Economic Forum in Davos, high up in the Swiss Alps, has become a renowned get-together for global elites of all stripes to discuss the great political and economic issues of the day.
And there’s always a healthy dose of prognostication about what’s to come, technology being no exception.
In that spirit, Microsoft is taking to the conference to promote its vision of a natural user interface for computing, melding sensors, language processing and multi-touch displays.
While admitting that the technology is “nascent,” Microsoft’s Steve Clayton noted that a recent survey the company conducted found that “nearly 90 percent of all audiences view natural and intuitive technologies as more than a fad.”
Datamation reports on Microsoft’s efforts to promote the natural user interface technology at Davos.