In the above video, Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, shows off a new user interface that could conceivably be incorporated into Windows 8.
This prototype interface can be controlled by a gesture device separate from your computer. In the video you see that Mundie is able to navigate through an integrated system of “bubbles” that can include contacts, a calendar, Twitter, Facebook, and more. The system highlights certain items that are more important, like for instance, a canceled plane flight had a red notice on it. After Mundie clicked on the “bubble,” it told him what was wrong and then made new suggestions; it even rearranged his schedule to accommodate for whichever one of those suggestions he chose.
Well that’s just fantastic. Not only do we have learning robots and super-smart computers that pawn Jeopardy champs (which may someday bring on the robot apocalypse), but we’ll soon have a UI which can make suggestions for us. Soon it’ll suggest that we welcome our new computer overloads.
[Todd Bishop (YouTube) via winrumors]
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