Digital interface of tomorrow might be even more radical than the tapping, pinching, and scrolling gestures on the handset. Voice commands pledges to tame and unify our digital lives.
Small speakers noticeable at each stand at IFA electronics fair in Berlin, most of them gifted with a female voice, are the mouths and ears of the fresh AI (artificial intelligences). Things have not fairly crossed the fever pitch of 2013’s “Her.” “Her” was a film by Spike Jonze in which Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with a voice-operating system played by Scarlett Johansson.
But salespeople and industry experts paint a glowing image of a future house in which an AI-fueled butler will fulfill users’ every need through systemized appliances. “This tech is regarding playing a big role in our lives. The main query for producers is what technical solution will make it as instinctive as probable,” claimed Vice-President of Bitkom, Martin Boerner, to the media in an interview. Bitkom is an information technology industry federation of Germany.
Industry players such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are fighting it out to make the most receptive voice-controlled AIs, planning to lower the quantity of time we spend swiping through lists or invest clicking buttons on our handsets. Many people check their handsets 200 or almost 300 times each day, Chief Executive of Sony Mobile France, Jean Raoul de Gelis, highlighted it out in front of media.
As well as providing our thumbs a pause, the fresh interfaces will, their producers hope, take the burden off our minds as well, learning our routines and habits and working out what we need and want from them. “The final aim is that you are not aware of the tech. Nobody needs to program the duty schedule of the floor cleaner robot for the week. Automation requires becoming as perceptive and tactful as a butler,” he further stated.
Amazon and Google overshadow IFA in spite of their nonattendance, with exhibitors of home appliances, TVs, or sound systems proudly announcing associations with one or the another.