Generation Voice - What it means for you

The emergence of generation voice.

You might ask "What is Generation Voice?", but a better question to ask is "Who is Generation Voice?".

If you were born after 1998, you don't know a world without Google. If you were born in 2018, you won't know a world without Voice Assistants. And you are part of Generation Voice.So 'Generation Voice' means the group of people who use their voice to interact with Voice Assistants, and do it naturally.

Voice Assistants or virtual assistants aren't brand new, but are coming in to popular use more and more. So much so, that you've probably done a Voice Search yourself, or have seen someone else ask their phone to do something.

There are a number of companies that have established Voice Assistants: Apple with Siri and HomePod, Google with Google Assistant and Google Home, Microsoft with Cortana and Amazon with Alexa and Echo.

Each Assistant has it's own characteristics and they work well, within their own eco-systems. Assistants can go even further, letting you interact with Home Automation, even if it's just the lights.

Siri works well with other iOS Apps like Calendar and Reminders. (Try asking Siri to "set a reminder").

Google works well with Search, facts, conversions and can even play games with you.

Whether you decide to use a smart speaker or your phone, a Voice Assistant can be a great tool to organise your home. Set calendar events, convert measurements for cooking, even set an egg timer.

They can also be a lot of fun, and great for entertaining kids. Ask Siri to rap for you. Or ask Google Home to beatbox for you.

Take a look at some Family fun with Google Home.

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