Kinect 2.0 will be able to more advance task like produce specific results and respond to natural queries.
Microsoft’s next iteration of its motion-sensing camera, Kinect 2.0, will be able to recognize more natural queries like Siri, according to source at The Verge. When paired with the next Xbox, users can power on the console by simply saying, “Xbox on”, or view their friends list by asking “what are my friends playing?”.
Kinect 2.0 will also be able to produce specific results, and even suggest user-specific data when a user comes into view.
The current Kinect does offer voice recognition but it is implemented at its most basic form. Kinect with the Xbox 360 can be used to launch apps shown on the screen, or flick through menus, but is incapable of doing more advance task like Apple’s voice assistant.
Microsoft is still mum on the next Xbox and Kinect, with rumors hinting towards a Holiday 2013 release. While Sony might be preparing to announce the PlayStation 4 on February 20th, it is unclear when Microsoft will make the move. Perhaps at E3 in June?