“It’s 1994 for voice”
I love this quote from an article in the Economist this week about the rise of voice based computing. (For those too young to remember, this was of course when Netscape first launched and provided a way for ordinary people to get on to the web).
A couple of other items that caught my eye:
- Only 1/3 of users use their personal assistants, although ~95% have tried them
- Apple’s Siri receives ~2B requests per week
- Cortana’s (Microsoft) team includes playwrights, a poet a screenwriter and a novelist. Plus some developers I would assume.
(For those curious, the photo is from here)