10 New Technologies IBM Is Cooking in Its Innovation Labs - Project Jumbo

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-01-23 Print this article Print

Named for Disney character Dumbo's large ears, Project Jumbo could be a boon to hearing-impaired users of IBM Lotus SameTime. Jumbo offers automated speech recognition. Speak into a headset plugged into your computer, and the Jumbo plug-in turns your words into digital print in the SameTime IM window. Pro: It works in seconds. Con: You have to speak deliberately.

IBM Lotusphere 2008 is the setting for the introduction of new collaboration technologies, but it also affords IBM the opportunity to show off software from its research labs around the world. Here are 10 new technologies that have promise, but don't get too excited! Some of these products will get rolled into existing IBM offerings—or may never see the light of day at all. By Clint Boulton

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