The Future of Voice: What Marketers Need to Know

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Consumers are increasingly making voice capabilities a central part of their mobile and home-based interactions. As a result, it is time for organizations to integrate voice-first technologies into consumer acquisition, sales, service and digital customer experience strategies.


Samsung's digital voice assistant may launch next week

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Samsung's digital assistant Bixby might finally find its voice next week after previous reports suggested it was'struggling to comprehend English'. When the Samsung Galaxy S8 was released in April, users were disappointed to find that their device was missing Bixby, the firm's highly-anticipated digital assistant. But now that might be about to change as a Reddit user posted a screenshot of an email saying it would launch on July 18. When the Samsung Galaxy S8 was released in April, users were disappointed to find that their device was missing Bixby, the firm's highly-anticipated digital assistant According to Samsung, Bixby is'a completely new way to use your Galaxy S8 or S8 .' Users can use voice, text, or touch to say what they need, since it understands all three. Alternatively, users can take pictures on their camera, and Bixby will search for objects within the picture.


How to change the Google Assistant voice

PCWorld

Google Assistant is finding her (or his) voice. At Google's developer conference this year the company introduced six new voices and they're now available. The new voices, three female and three male, are said to be more realistic because they include pauses and intonation, and they better approximate the way real people speak. To be sure, they still don't sound totally realistic but they do remove a bit of the monotone from the basic Assistant voice. Switching between them is simple and should only take a few seconds.


iTWire - Digital assistants more often used in homes than smartphones: survey

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Global consulting firm Accenture notes that stand-alone, AI-powered digital voice assistant devices are being used "for a range of consumer services such as playing music, turning the heat and lights on and off, and providing news, weather and sports scores."


Adobe plans voice-activated digital assistant for Photoshop

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Adobe Sensei is a new framework launched in November last year. It uses machine learning technology and a set of artificial intelligence services built into the Adobe Cloud Platform to provided enhance user experience to applications and tools.