054 - Will You Use One Voice Assistant or Many? Dave Kemp and Katherine Prescott
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  • Whether should brands create their own mini voice assistants like Beeb - which kind of brands should consider this? Katherine explains
  • The newly announced Interoperability Initiative will strive to ensure that voice activated devices will work with multiple digital assistants like Alexa and Siri at the same time.
  • The two camps regarding what the voice-first future holds:
  • A) People will mainly interact with just one assistant (see Adam Cheyer, co-founder of Siri Inc.)
  • B) We will all use multiple voice assistants
  • C) A middle ground of master and mini assistants - Dave explains how Alexa could launch Beeb (BBC's assistant) or Spot (Spotify's assistant) - and Beeb would be the master of that smaller domain / use case, making a better overall experience
  • Alexa eventually functioning as an App Store - but for voice
  • Plus, how devices like Echo Buds and Echo Frames fit in to a world of mini voice assistants
  • What is the potential of Echo Buds to allow us to access web content we have never thought of as audio enabled? 
  • Echo Frames could be quite powerful to usher us into a world where the input is pure voice but the output/response is multimodal (visual and audio) - Katherine makes a great point here


Dave Kemp, Business Development Manager at Oaktree Products, Inc.



Katherine Prescott, Founder & Editor at VoiceBrew


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