"Perhaps the most underappreciated accelerating transition we are participating in today is the emergence of the Linguistic User Interface or LUI. The LUI is the natural language front end to an increasingly intelligent and profoundly humanizing and malleable Internet. LUIs exist today in primitive form in interfaces like Google, but will be increasingly powerful in coming years. So what will Windows 2015 look like? For one thing, it seems clear now that it will have some very sophisticated software simulations of human beings as part of the interface."
Source: US News
Microsoft Research - The Company in 10 Years - CANOE
The Linguistic User Interface (LUI) and the Symbiotic Age - Singularity Watch
Natural Language Processing - Microsoft Research
Natural language processing - Wikipedia
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - MIT OpenCourseWare