IoT is growing exponentially, and have covered a vast distance, from the industries to homes in a short span of time. And as it enters our homes, the form of communication goes personal, the voice more human, the tone much pleasant, and the content more familiar and entertaining.
The next-generation connected products are powered by amazing Voice Recognition technology, and as the industries are exploring the scope of the products, it seems in no time the technology will soon become essential. The key reason for it being essential is its capability to change our daily lives, the way we seek, listen, process, and respond to the information.
Outlined are Activities that Require Interaction with Smart Devices
Capabilities that once were part of science-fiction movies are now attributes of devices used by most of us, at homes, in offices. Tech giants like Google, Apple, Ford, and Samsung have created unprecedented awareness about Speech to Text or Voice Recognition technology, and even are competing with each other to capture a wider share in the market. Here are some activities that are performed with the help of interacting with smart devices:
- Accessing online content
- Sending a text mail
- Controlling television sets
- Turning Smart Lights on or off
- Locking and unlocking doors
- Recording a particular area from the surveillance camera
- Adjusting the temperature of the room or the volume of the car
- Changing the radio station
- Commanding desired location to the navigation systems
The technology has moved beyond being a hands-free solution when empowered with IoT systems. Gradually, it is making its presence felt everywhere with its capability to reduce the learning curve for the users and creating a bond with them. This feature of IoT systems to analyze the voice command will enable the users to provide instructions from anywhere, anytime. From making the operations and management much easier, the voice-activated systems will improve security and enable control.
Benefits of the Voice Recognition Technology
With the rapid use of connected devices, the voice recognition technology is invoking the interest of the users from industries and consumer-segment both. Following are the benefits of the technology:
- It will help users to work on the content rather focusing on what they are typing.
- Help in streamlining operations and enable senior managers to give the command from distance.
- Since it is much easier to use, a lot of people can communicate without the need for typing.
- As the human intervention is minimum, the chances of error are minimized too.
5 Ways Voice Recognition Will Impact IoT Development
Since the use of IoT based devices is increasing, it is paving the way for the new capabilities that can empower the users from both industrial and consumer segment. Even users have shown great interest in voice-powered devices, mainly because of the brilliance in understanding and following the command has been shown by the machines.
There are many challenges to IoT implementation though but have been carefully resolved by the IoT based companies. And so, the IoT systems embedded with voice-recognition technology are set to disrupt the market, and the businesses will be impacted in the following ways:
Increase in Accuracy
According to Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report, Google’s machine learning-backed voice recognition system has achieved an accuracy of 95%. The achievement is not just of Google but the industry as a whole, as it has opened up the possibility for the IoT systems to become more efficient and so is the end-users.
Improved Customer Service
Voice recognition technology has been already embedded in almost all the mobile phone devices. Alexa by Amazon, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Google Assistant is a household name now. The technology used by these tech giants are more advanced as compared to the IVR technology used by the telecom industry. It is likely in future that the telecom industry replaces its robotic systems with advanced voice-activated technology.
And when coupled with the IoT system, the result is real-time insight of the behaviour and quick response to customers. The technology will improve how IoT systems process information and generate insight by providing them more information about how customers respond to the information.
Enhanced Internal Learning Ecosystem
Where on one hand IoT will increase the collaboration and cooperation within the organization, while reducing the effort and cost, IoT devices powered with advanced voice-recognition technology will help enterprises to create an internal learning ecosystem. In this ecosystem, users’ experience and users’ interaction both will be increased, as the technology can uniquely address the concerns of robotic voices and inability to respond to what is required.
Integrated with IoT Apps
Amazon’s Alexa is a great example here, which can be integrated with IoT apps to achieve the desired objectives. It includes scheduling meeting, setting reminders, and personalization of services. Enterprises can engage with IoT development company to create apps that are embedded with Voice Recognition feature.
Smarter and Faster Operations
Natural language processing will speed up the operations, no matter what the industry is. For an example, in the automobile industry, a wide range of IoT based apps are used for various purposes such as registering real-time traffic, connecting drivers, tracking records, and so on. As the industry deals with people from the different educational background, an advanced language and voice recognition system will make the sharing of information much quicker and convenient.
There is a gap between the speed at which humans think and the time people take to respond. Machine learning-backed voice recognition technology, powered by IoT will reduce this gap, as together a better ecosystem can be created to perform task and exchange information.
Siya Carla is Business Development Manager at Finoit Technologies, a leading mobile app development company which makes ideas into reality by providing unique web design and custom software development services.