Within the voice industry, speculations are spreading that there has recently been a 'channel of disappointment' following the new technology's usual track. Nevertheless, this view stems from the wrong recognition of the existing and future implementation of this transformative technology. While businesses may be enticed to wait until technology matures, or, at least achieves apparent market saturation, brands that see their voice tactics as a long-term, tactical play are set to be well-positioned to benefit from the first-mover lead.
As more firms consider entry in technology, there is a need to evaluate the industry carefully, specifically voice technology, to reveal what's really going on, why development may feel delayed, and what's in store--"not just in the voice industry, but the tech industry and the United States economy, as well." Voice is a representation of a fundamental shift in an economy controlled by technology firms. U.S. companies did not shift to a web- and app-based structure overnight.
How Voice Technology Came to Fame
Since 2007, a conceptual shift in the manner consumers are interacting with the brand has changed attention, dollars, and jobs into the digital space. Nevertheless, this technology buildup was gradual. Companies that grasped the digital transformation early, according to mondo.com, "were many steps ahead of their competitors." Similarly, companies prepare to record in voice technology will earn valuable market share.
Meanwhile, as Google and Amazon launched the Alexa and Google Assistant, they have tightly controlled as well, the "ecosystem of apps;" much more securely than the mobile phones' app system was ever limited. As a result, traditional marketing promotion has enticed the attention away from the more revolutionary aspects of this kind of technology. Moreover, the market, consumers, and even developers have not really seen the potential for revolution in this space.
For most people, Alexa is simply the name of the voice behind the Alexa-enabled speakers. Basically, Amazon's Alexa is equivalent to Apple's Siri. It is a voice you, as a user, can ask questions and get answers from. Questions on the weather in a particular area are one of the things you can ask Alexa. Amazon's voice technology has been incorporated into many services of the company.
You can use Amazon with many of its products, such as Amazon Echo, Echo Spot, Amazon Fire TV, and Echo dot. And, since Amazon launched it, Alexa has turned to be the center of most smart-home systems such as SmartThings and Logitech Harmony, to name two. This can also be used as a voice assistant to build the "smart home piecemeal," and be paired with other hubless devices like Nest thermostats and WeMo.