Constantly changing user demands have made a significant impact on the growth of voice technology and the use of voice recognition software. Consumers are now more aware and seek greater comfort in their digital interactions. As a result, voice technology in the future is expected to evolve according to the following applications.
Amazon and Google have made it clear that their voice assistants will stop using wake words like “Alexa” or “Ok,Google” to initiate conversations. Previously, users had to ask questions like “Alexa, what temperature is the air conditioner operating on”. With the new changes, they no longer have to add “Alexa” every time they initiate or end such voice commands.
Voice assistants are used in different locations, and often users are multi-tasking while speaking to them. In future, voice assistants can determine the context behind the voice commands by judging the surroundings of the user and provide tailored experiences.
Shift in the Search Queries
Lately, voice search has featured a lot in discussions pertaining to SEO and online search. Voice visibility is going to pose a challenge as the visual interface of voice assistants is missing. Unless a voice interface is linked to Google Assistant, Siri, or Alexa, users cannot interact with it. Thus, search behaviors are expected to evolve. According to a tech research firm, by 2022, voice-powered advertisement revenue is expected to cross $19 billion. Similarly, it is predicted that 50% of search will be based on voice in the next year.
Voice Push Notifications
Voice technology offers an excellent way of updating push notifications. It can boost user engagement by readings messages and reminders to the user. Amazon and Google are already working on this application. In this use case, users can hear notifications of calendar appointments and new details of core features in their devices.
Voice assistants will offer a greater level of personalized to users as they have developed to a point where they can easily distinguish between voices. Voice solutions can provide support for multiple user accounts, detecting a person by voice and providing options according to the history of the user. For instance, a user can ask “when is my next meeting?” and the voice assistant will be able to recognize the user and search its database to respond with a real-time answer. Similarly, the assistant can provide information on news, weather, and commute time to individual users. It will come with integration to Netflix, Spotify, and other online services to enrich user experiences.