“”Hey Goosilexa, can I go swimming?” Today, we receive synthetically spoken answers to questions aimed at helping to make our decisions easier. Increasingly, voice-based services infiltrate everyday lives. Major hardware and content providers such as Apple, Google and Amazon have long been growing their businesses with powerful personal voice assistants.
In 2016, Bragi, a startup based in Munich, launched The Dash, the first so-called “hearable,” sparking the evolution of the “Internet of Voice” with wireless earphones. Thanks to possible omnipresence in the ear, commodity services as well as personal assistance possibilities may soon become as commonplace as smartphones are today…”