Imagine when you wake up you have a bathtub ready with hot water and milk in your refrigerator at the appropriate temperature you prefer and you can do other work after putting your bread in the toaster without having to worry about when to turn it off, your car connected showing you the direct route to your office and your life simplified at each step this way. This is the practical answer to ‘what is IoT?’
Everything today is in a way connected to the internet. There are sensors attached to most of the devices and the cost of these devices is becoming cheaper day by day. The technology is easily accessible and all these things are creating a perfect atmosphere for this latest wave of the internet of things. Let’s start by understanding the basics by starting with the simple question; ‘What is IoT?’
Hey Google, Where Do Voice Assistants Go from Here?
As voice assistants continue to be refined through new Machine Learning techniques (Artificial Intelligence), and within the wider context of the proliferation of enhanced IoT products, the competition for market dominance will continue to increase.
For Amazon and Google, that means many more years of integrating with every connected product on the market and not just IoT technology. Amazon’s challenge is maintaining their market lead and improving their technology; Google will need to focus more on gaining more integration partners and taking market share from Amazon and new startups (perhaps via acquisition).
Once voice-enabled IoT technology is considered not a luxury but truly ubiquitous across income segments, we’ll see the fight morph into other verticals. For now, however, we should expect to see IoT devices companies focusing on utilizing voice assistants in groundbreaking ways.