Longtime tech industry pundit Tim O'Reilly sat down with Information Week to talk about the future of business, society, and the enterprise.
Here's what he says enterprises must do to compete in a changing business environment.
Researchers from Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco tested Siri, Cortana, S Voice and Google Now to see how they responded to physical complaints and psychological distress, with researchers telling the digital assistants they were having heart attacks or felt suicidal.
The results weren’t brilliant, with variations on “I don’t understand” or useless quips about going outside for a break.
“As the number of connected devices rockets, the demands and expectations for smart devices will increase.“Virtual assistants will play a crucial role in managing these different devices and making the consumer experience more intuitive and seamless.”And that means having one ring to rule them all, not an army of smart devices that you’ll need to learn a new language to use effectively.
“Currently, many consumer devices have a specific name that causes them to react – for example, ‘OK Google’ – and specific ways of issuing commands,” Lenke says.“But, when you have hundreds of different devices, it becomes extremely challenging for consumers to remember all the different ways of engaging with [them].
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IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget.
One of the most interesting areas of progress is in empathy.Nuance’s cloud-based and embedded natural language technologies now power many smart devices and services.“Virtual assistants will play a crucial role in the smart home,” he says.Is Dev Ops helping organizations reduce costs and time-to-market for software releases? Find out in this Information Week and Interop ITX infographic on the state of Dev Ops in 2017.Our personal digital assistants are getting smarter; Amazon and Microsoft recently announced that Alexa and Cortana will be able to talk to one another. [US home improvement store chain] Lowe’s is using it today”.