Microsoft invests in "understanding natural language, including the spoken word"
With Gates looking on, he said, "If I get good recognition, maybe it'll be promotion time."
Unfortunately for Jacoby's chances of moving up the company ladder, the phrase came back onscreen as "If I get good recognition, menace will be promotion time."
In another demonstration, a question-answering program featuring an animated parrot with a voice like Stephen Hawking's responded to the question "Who is Bill Gates married to?"
Its answer? "I'm not sure. It's either Melinda French or Microsoft." (Wired news)