Voice interaction has become a prominent user interface in recent years, and may even be on track to replace text-based interaction. On smartphones, voice interaction has grown with the emergence of voice-controlled AI assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, with advancements in Artificial Intelligence allowing these systems to respond to increasingly complex queries and commands.
This, in turn, has led to a proliferation of voice interface systems on adjacent devices in the Internet of Things. Products like smart speakers don’t generally come equipped with a touchscreen, and therefore require an alternative means of user interaction. Likewise, it’s unsafe for drivers to interact via text with any devices while they are on the road, so smart voice-based AI systems have started to proliferate across newer car models.
In addition to being a convenient, handsfree means of user interaction, voice technology also allows for biometric authentication. Sophisticated AI solutions can recognize the voices of individual users, and voice recognition is finding its way into a growing number of devices across the Internet of Things, enhancing both security and the user experience.