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TMT Technology Predictions 2013
A growing range (tens rather than hundreds) of high-end TV sets are likely to incorporate gesture or voice based controls in 2013.
A note from the authors
Manufacturers offer gesture and voice recognition for two main reasons. First, vendors need to differentiate their offerings: the user interface is a key differentiator. Second, and related to this, because it is more economically possible: the cost of providing gesture and voice recognition is constantly falling, thanks to Moore’s Law.
It seems probable that in 2013, and most likely for many years to come, the remote control will retain majority (and often absolute) control of the television set, even if gesture and voice control are used and are successful in other areas of the living room. The simple but fundamental reason why very few TV sets, including high-end models, will be controlled by voice or gesture comes down to three factors: how most TV sets are likely to be used, accuracy and practicality.
Deloitte predicts that a growing range of high-end TV sets are likely to incorporate gesture or voice based controls in 2013, but this prediction comes with a twist.
Duncan Stewart, Director of TMT Research, Deloitte Canada, and co-author of TMT Predictions.
Paul Lee, Head of Global TMT Research, co-author of TMT Predictions.
Stephen Heasley, Global Online Communications, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited