09:30 - 10:15
In the future, voice will be the primary input mechanism for virtually all interfaces. Science fiction books, movies and TV shows have predicted this for years, including the iconic ship computer in Star Trek, or, more recently, the operating system Samantha in the 2013 film Her. Yet these interfaces are no longer purely fiction; platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are enabling users to talk to their computers and take more hands-free actions than ever before. But what is the state of the art in 2020, and what does it mean for those of us who work in the digital space?