What we're about
Voice -- the most natural of all interfaces -- is going to play a major role in how humans interact with the increasing intelligence around them. Siri kicked off the emergence of voice on October 4th, 2011, followed by Google Voice and later Microsoft's Cortana. Beyond the speaking smartphone, we have also seen the emergence of new, and even more compelling form factors, such as Ivee, Martian Watches, Jibo, XOWi, Ubi, and most recently the Amazon Echo. And perhaps even more exciting is the arrival of platforms, such as api.ai, Alexa Voice Service, and SoundHound's Houndify, that will make the arrival of Ubiquitous Voice possible.
This working group meetup gathers professionals, academics, enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the dawning of Ubiquitous Voice. Our goal is to share information with one another, learn from each other, enable contacts, and engage in activities that promote the mission of making voice a meaningful, life enhancing interface.