Voice User Interface design (VUI) at a full swing is gradually turning advanced and popular these days. Digital personal assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana, are regularly advancing to become the best available voice assistant in the market.
Since, the launch of Echo, the voice assistant device by Amazon in December 2014, till today approximately 8.2 million devices are sold, and the return of voice search continues to scale. MindMeld’s Internet Trends Report of 2016, stats that 60% of people last year started using voice search, and in the last six months 41% of people started.
A prediction by BCC research asserts that at an annual growth rate of 12.1%, the global market for voice recognition technologies of $104.4 billion in 2016 will rise to $184.9 billion in 2021.
This wave is being driven by technological advancements and deep learning, which lets the developers build systems that have outstanding accuracy for the tasks like speech recognition, language and image analysis.
Microsoft, in 2016 announced that its most recent speech-recognition system reached equivalence with human transcribers in identifying human speech.
The pace at which voice technology is advancing, it’s changing the way we interact with our devices. Continue reading 5 Tips That Can Help You Master Your Voice User Interface Design
Star Trek Tricorder
The handheld medical device used in the popular Star Trek Enterprise might soon become a reality. With Qualcomm having began a contest to see if anyone can create a working tricorder (that weighs less than 5 pounds and fits in the palm!), the healthcare industry might be able to benefit from this great innovation. Continue reading Medical Device Innovations: From Sci-Fi Movies to the Real World
Which places do you look for technology to practice your skills, improve on them and gain more knowledge? This article focuses on this point. Read on to find out.
Here they are:
1) IT Industry
You can be an entrepreneur in an IT company and look forward to use the skills you already have and sharpen them to thrive better. Working in an IT company means good salary and good opportunities to make you thrive. The downside is that you have to work on a 9-5 schedule every weekday. Continue reading 6 Places to Look for Technology
Ask any training providers they will tell you theoretical training is fading away. To adopt information users are looking for the luxury of a practical encounter with the subject. It’s quite clear that rote memorization of facts and formulas are often forgotten almost immediately after the course is completed. Virtual which involves self-paced & hands-on learning engages trainees ensuring that information is retained as opposed to temporarily memorized and forgotten. This allows trainees to execute what they have learned into the workplace right away.
Moreover, Training organizations are benefiting from the cloud-based training platform as they reduce training expenses, allow instructors to remotely monitor the development of all the trainees, and allows trainees to use the facilities both before the course begins and after its completed.
That said everything needs a reality check and same applies to Virtual Training labs. Continue reading Cloud-Based Training Labs – The Disruption Training Industry Was Waiting For