A recent article from Bloomberg reports that Marriot International is testing voice-assistant devices from both Apple and Amazon for its hotel chains.
Reuters reports that soon Siri will be able to speak Shanghainese, a dialect of Wu Chinese spoken only around Shanghai.
David Beisel is a co-founder and partner at NextView Ventures. Voicebot connected with him recently to discuss his Personal Voice Computing Map concept.
Bryan Healey is Director of Artificial Intelligence at Lola which provides a personal travel service through a smartphone app.
Gartner predicts 20% of all user interactions with smartphones will take place via virtual personal assistants by 2019.