What is the future? Flying cars? Space travel? Hoverboard (a real one that hovers, that is)? Handsfree image editing, or how about a future of limitless income without having to work? Well, about the last one, it will only happen in the dream, or if you are a trust fund kid. As for the stuff like flying cars, space travel and hoverboard; brilliant minds are already working on them and that leaves us with handsfree image editing which is happening or at least being explored by creativity software maker Adobe. But why, you ask. Well, because it can, or at least, Adobe thinks there’s a place for such integration (with voice recognition technology).
Adobe calls it an intelligent digital assistant photo editing and it has a video to demonstrating how this voice-based technology might look like. Though it is worthy to note that what the video depicted is a simple example and by no means the only thing a intelligent digital assistant photo editing can do. I am sure it can do more complex thing other than cropping images and posting it to Facebook. But it begs the question: if a process is too complex, wouldn’t we be better off by using our hands? I don’t know. Perhaps, it is too early to say now.
However, one thing for sure: speech recognition is the future as proven by the success saw by Apple’s Siri, Google Now, and Amazon’s Alexa. Even movies have showed us that artificial intelligence and voice recognition are the future. If anything, those movies have been subtly foretelling that senseless punching of keyboard will soon be a thing of the past. So, I guess, Adobe’s vision isn’t it that farfetched after all. Eh? Keep going for the demonstration video.
Image: screengrab from YouTube video.