Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer, says the industry is on the "cusp" of making computing more "humanistic."  To demonstrate where this may be going, he shares a video of a prototype robotic receptionist at work at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond. 

Mundie showed this video during his keynote address at the Technology
Review EmTech08 on the MIT campus last month.  I interviewed him
immediately after his presentation.  We have excerpted segments of
"Laura" the robotic receptionist. It is pretty cool.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer