The Rise of Voice: A Timeline

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The timeline below identifies the main milestones in the arrival of voice interfaces to the mainstream. We have arbitrarily picked the acquisition of Siri by Apple in April 2010 as the starting point, when the mainstream began taking note of the emergence of voice as a viable interface. The below is a first stab at a timeline. We would love your feedback in making this timeline richer and more accurate.  If you like to leave us feedback, please go here.