The Next Evolution of Voice Control: The iOS Assistant

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Here at Float, we are avid users and advocates of mobile technology. As such, we’re usually pretty aware of what’s coming or just around the bend in terms of hardware and software. We had seen the earlier news about the Siri acquisition by Apple, and we were interested in the possibilities that it would bring to the mobile user experience. This acquisition appears to be bearing fruit in the next version of the mobile OS, with the addition of the “Assistant” feature. Now, we are well aware of Android voice search and Google integration that exists today, but this looks to be something very new in how it functions as well as how it could change the way you interact with your device and in turn the world.

From the article at MacRumors:

Assistant is also said to integrate with WolframAlpha, allowing users to obtain answers to factual questions using the service’s computational capabilities. Other voice-powered features coming as part of the package include integration with Apple’s “Find My Friends” service and speech-to-text transcription from Nuance.

Now, if that is truly the case, the use of the phone to compose messages, emails, setup reminders and calendar dates, as well as interact with data services to augment your personal knowledge, signals a transition from the traditional view of what a smartphone does and heralds a new age where the phone is actually an extension of your cognition. What will you be capable of when you are truly augmented?

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As managing director of Float, Chad Udell designs, develops and manages interactive Web and mobile projects. Chad has worked with industry-leading Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to concept, design and develop award-winning experiences. Chad is recognized as an expert in mobile design and development, and he speaks regularly at national and international events and conferences on related topics. In 2012, Chad released his first book, “Learning Everywhere: How Mobile Content Strategies Are Transforming Training.” In 2014, he co-edited the book, “Mastering Mobile Learning: Tips and Techniques for Success” with Dr. Gary Woodill, Ed.D.

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  1. […] The Next Evolution of Voice Control: The iOS Assistant Here at Float, we are avid users and advocates of mobile technology. As such we're usually pretty aware of what's coming or just around the bend in terms of hardware and software. We had seen the earlier news… Source: floatlearning.com […]

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