- By now, many of us have heard about or might even own one of the popular, sleek multi-functional voice-first devices, such as the Amazon Echo, also known as “Alexa”, the name used when waking the device to give a verbal command.
- This joke is terrible for many reasons, not the least of which is that I ended up anthropomorphized a digital device, which may be one of the biggest issues with this devices.
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First, according to Voice Labs Voice Report for 2017, 6.5 million voice-first devices — defined as an always-on piece of hardware utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) with primarily a voice interface, both for input and output — were shipped in 2016.
- While Amazon and Google (and Siri on our iPhones) have an early lead in this sector, there are sure to be new entrants.
- Here are predictions for the strategies of just the big players:
The crazy thing is that even with the potential for 24 million devices to be in our homes soon, the potential impact still remains remarkably unclear.
Millions of households are welcoming these new voice-first home assistant devices into and as part of their families — even with all the uncertainties and unintended consequences.
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Time to Accept Artificial Intelligence as Part of the Family?