Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

Over the weekend, as all those new iPhone 4S's got booted up and people started playing with Siri, a built-in tool that assists in using the smartphone's features via voice commands, a realization began to take hold. If we can use our voice to tell a machine what we're looking for, what will become of search as we know it? I've been playing with Siri for several years now (it was a free app on the iPhone before Apple bought the technology) and while not perfect, it is amazing at what it points toward. Siri is Apple's voice-activated "intelligent agent." It is software that can understand questions asked in English, and then use that understanding to find answers. Siri was developed by defense research group SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif.; it was in developmen...