One of the hottest gift ideas this holiday season are virtual assistants specifically those with a voice user interface (VUI).These handy devices are becoming increasingly common in our daily lives since Siri was first introduced in 2011.
A new report by Juniper Research found that revenues from smart audio devices like the Amazon Echo and Sonos One will grow from an estimated $2.5 billion (€2.11 billion) in 2017 to over $10 billion (€8.42 billion) by 2022, as more audio brands integrate voice assistants into their devices.
A new report by Juniper Research found that revenues from smart audio devices like the Amazon Echo and Sonos One will grow from an estimated $2.5 billion (€2.13 billion) in 2017 to over $10 billion (€8.52 billion) by 2022, as more audio brands integrate voice assistants into their devices.
The latest study from Juniper Research found there will be more than 285 million ear-based wearables or ‘hearables’ used in 2022, a nearly sevenfold increase over the 43 million expected to be in use by the end of 2017.
With the wave of personal assistants, such as Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant, and new start-ups leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics to build personal companions, it’s becoming clear we are moving toward a new voice-controlled relationship with technology.
“We all need the human touch” sang mullet-toting soft rocker Rick Springfield back in 1983, fearing a dystopian future in the year 2016. While last year didn’t bring us to that traumatic point, we ARE truly embedded in a digital economy
Whether it’s faster deliveries or better communication, customers’ expectations are on the rise around the world—and when it comes to the field service industry, this is no different.
Internet of Things is often associated with making common objects smart and connected. But it’s not enough to ‘give senses’ to inanimate objects. What we need to do next is to let IoT think and learn. Here is why.
Google and Apple have already taken the first steps into the connected car market, and Microsoft is now also going on the offensive to get established in this up and coming market.
In October 1989, a Sunbeam Deluxe Automatic Radiant Control toaster was hooked up to the internet and unveiled at the Interop conference in Las Vegas. Nearly ten years after that, the term ‘Internet of Things’ was coined – and has been in widespread usage ever since.
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