Voice Assistants: Echoes From Audrey
Voice Assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant represent innovation on two dimensions: the human/machine interface and AI. Voice or speech as an input modality allows a more natural, seamless way for humans to interact with digital devices. However, speech recognition is not enough. There has to be understanding or intelligence. This first generation of voice assistants provides a glimpse of AI, but there is a long way to go. My deck, Echoes from Audrey, analyzes the current crop of voice assistants and covers the history, industry landscape, market adoption and key enabling technologies.