ince the release of voice applications back in 2001, the likes of Siri, platforms like Alexa and Google Home have had the time to develop and grow in popularity. The exciting future of voice, however, seems more realistic than it has in previous years and with the acclimatization of using voice technology, comes the appeal for advancement. Here are a few ways of how voice technology is predicted to develop in 2020:
In-skill purchasing (ISP) will allow users the opportunity to purchase products purely through speech. This is a tool that companies can use to create a more convenient service for their users. Frameworks, payment gateways, and flows will be much more optimized for voice, making shopping a much more seamless journey. Quick, easy and all at the click of a tongue.
On the move
Technological convergence and the further development of voice platforms will see to it that you can access your voice assistant no matter where you are. In the street, we feel that voice will become part of the fashion climate for 2020. Apple Air pods already offer users access to Siri, and Sony's Bluetooth earphones integrate with both Alexa and Google assistant.
Behind the scenes, these mobile voice assistants are predicted to change our behaviour and the way we live our lives. At first, we will stare at people walking in the street asking the air in front of them what their schedule for the day is, but it's said that these developments can be a huge game-changer for the active and overworked population.
Speaking of technological convergence, smart devices in homes are set to be much more integrate and with voice assistants at the heart of it. Eventually, everything in the home will run through voice giving the user uber-control.
Last month Google announced that they were asking TV manufacturers to install far-field microphones for voice recognition to make TV speakers function the same way a smart speaker does today.
When consumers use voice technology, they expect the most effective and efficient responses. In 2020, voice applications are set to collaborate with even bigger than big data. Ask a question in basic terms and receive the answers in a specific platform, with a specific format, in a matter of seconds.
Further to this, in 2020, we’ll see more voice-activated technology in the workplace and when integrated with automation, more day-to-day tasks from coffee orders for meetings, to finding information and documentation will bring us resolutions way faster.
So many future ecosystems will run through voice control, this has major implications for both the user and the businesses behind the ecosystems. All we know is that voice technology is set to take the world by storm.
Are you ready?