It will bring several things together and there will be really fierce competition with Amazon, Apple and Facebook, which have many users in their ecosystems. Voice can keep people in an ecosystem. » Advertising Continue reading below And as automakers begin to integrate voice technology, it becomes easier to see how these burgeoning ecosystems could follow us everywhere and facilitate our every move, which makes Google.com seem quite antiquated, indeed. . Today's voice assistants might as well be Homo Habilis In other words, next-generation interfaces that combine voice, gestures, and screens everywhere have the potential to become more than just assistants.
The voice is not good for feedback. But combine it with things like Magic Leap [which is developing a platform it says will allow hair masking service consumers to “seamlessly combine and experience your digital and physical life”] and [the Microsoft holographic computer] HoloLens and Google's Project Soli [which Google says is a new sensing technology that uses miniature radar to detect contactless gesture interactions] and Glissando [which tries to combine voice and gesture interfaces] and you're starting to [ see] a next-gen interface,” Anthony said. "It's going to be important because we're going to have interfaces in hundreds of devices and we can't be expected to learn them all.
Advertising Continue reading below Indeed, natural language could easily be the common thread - with the added bonus that it's an interface that users don't have to learn, Anthony said. Virji agreed that conversation is the platform "that sits there and springs into action when you need it to make your life easier, and it's all about actions and intention." She used the example of a consumer looking for a good pizza place in London. Siri could make a recommendation, then ask if said consumer would like to book a table, then do so, cutting out a middleman like OpenTable. And, funny enough, in another pizza example, Chris Hart, US client development manager for SEO platform Linkdex, agreed.