September 1, 2017

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Voice-First Technology

While 2016 was the year that voice-first apps and devices firmly established themselves in the market, 2017 will reveal just how much of a movement this is becoming. According to the Voice Report by Voice Labs, there were 6.5 million voice-first devices shipped in 2016, and 24.5 million devices are predicted to ship in 2017. Larger brands are certainly getting on board, as evidenced by The Dish Network's recent series of ads promoting hands-free TV with Alexa.

At Viget, we’re eagerly ramping up. Every employee has been equipped with a Google Home of their own to experiment with, we’ve crafted a test service of our own for Alexa, and we’re already working with clients on creative strategies for voice-first customer experiences. And as always, we’re sharing along the way:

Read About How to Build Your Own Alexa Service

Community Thoughts on Voice-First Technology...

  1. 1. The 2017 Voice Report This report helps define the emerging market, maps out key pieces of the ecosystem, and highlights both impressive growth and areas for improvement.
  2. 2. What's Next for AI Home Assistants Phone calls, wider integration, and even screens could make our new domestic butlers more useful.
  3. 3. This Open-Source AI Voice Assistant Is Challenging Siri and Alexa for Market Superiority Mycroft, the world’s first open-source AI voice assistant, is free to download and use, and developers are invited to alter its code to expand and improve the NLP functionality.
  4. 4. Everything You Need To Know About AI Assistants, From Siri To Ozlo Each of these AI assistants has different skills, blind spots, and quirks. Here’s a rundown of the contenders.
  5. 5. The Alexa Skills Kit With these tutorials and code samples, you can instantly leverage Amazon’s pioneering knowledge in the field of voice design.
  6. 6. Siri Human Interface Guidelines These guidelines provide a list of supported Siri interactions, design tips, and a link to the SiriKit Programming Guide.

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