The role of voice technology in IoT expands beyond consumers

The role of voice technology in IoT expands beyond consumers

Not only are more people talking about IoT, increasingly, they are talking to IoT. Voice technology has emerged as a key ingredient not only for consumer segments — think, "Alexa, turn on the lights" — but also in industrial applications. On the shop floor, talking to machines keeps workers’ hands free, or at least free to pound out more parts. However, voice technology is an area traditionally overlooked in IoT because general thinking is that the internet of things is primarily about data, said Andrew Brown, executive director of enterprise and IoT research at Strategy Analytics. "You capture information […]