Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri, Samsung’s Bixby. Driven by massive investment in the development and distribution of voice technology by leading technology companies, consumer adoption of virtual assistants is following a similar path as the rise of the internet and mobile phone. With natural language processing improving, advanced voice capabilities and features rolling out daily from Amazon and Google, and billions of voice-activated devices in the market, in 2019 we will see voice technology having a true impact on our habits, behaviors, and society as whole.
In this ongoing roundtable series by Skilled Creative (Creative Technology Agency, NYC) and Betaworks Studios, we will explore how voice technology is transforming various industries and elements of human lifestyle. The format of the event includes a short introduction to Voice, a presentation from Skilled Creative on a specific topic, as well as open roundtable discussion for the group to share thoughts and opinions. In Episode 01 (January 2019), the pilot event for the series, we will look at How Voice Technology is Transforming Daily Life.