A ‘Voice First’ AI allows users to navigate through the UI using their own voice as the primary input method. It ushers in a new era of technology - moving away from using only the traditional screen, and blends in the use of voice recognition.
Voice CUI Examples
Here are some examples of how a ‘Voice First’ UI is emerging in today’s world:
- Google’s Tacotron 2: A neural network architecture for speech synthesis directly from text, this technology is considered to have near human accuracy. A key aspect of the new service is its ability to understand and speak colloquially. This drives another key factor: the human user’s actual ‘comfort’ in speaking and sharing with the app.
- Cisco Spark Assistant: Spark allows users to set-up meetings, invite attendees, schedule rooms and technologies, etc.
- Amazon Alexa - Alexa is an intelligent personal assistant, it is set to play in Amazon Fire, groceries, and all of the shopping & search categories - collecting a single user’s behaviors across many market verticals.
- Google Voice Search: This is a Google product that allows a user to use Google Search by speaking into their device.
- Automotive: In relation to safety, users are able to avoid distractions by using their hands, fingers, eyes elsewhere besides driving the car.
These are just a few examples of how a ‘Voice First’ UI is being used in today’s world. It is becoming a strong proponent of modern day technology, and the list will only continue to grow.
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