(Hint: It’s not to shop—yet, new research shows.)
The revolution will soon be vocalized. Five years after Apple’s personal assistant, Siri, appeared on iPhones, voice user interfaces (VUIs) have gone mainstream, fueled in part by the surprise popularity of Amazon’s Echo, a hands-free speaker powered by a personal assistant called Alexa.
New iPhones and platforms are ushering in an era rich in possibilities.
Around this time last year, Pokémon Go was all the rage. The prospect of finding and capturing virtual monsters roaming around in the real world by simply looking into your phone was more than a fun fad; it was a glimpse into the future of human-computer interaction and a world where the physical and digital come together as one.
The Apple iPhone, Spotify’s streaming service and the Tesla Roadster — all revolutionary pieces of technology that secured competitive advantages because of the quality of their design.
Major technology companies and new startups are at war over having the most valuable artificial intelligence and at the core of this war is having unique high quality visual data.