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