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3 Challenges To Designing A Voice Interface
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ChrisMurphy
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11/6/2014 | 5:15:44 PM
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You make an interesting point -- that wearables and other Internet of things uses couid drive demand for voice interfaces. With a lot of devices, the question is where do you put the interface. A lot of times the answer will be it goes on an app on your phone, like a FitBit's does, but voice could be the convenient choice for some. 
David F. Carr
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11/4/2014 | 10:21:25 AM
What's the voice equivalent of SQL injection?
Someone will eventually figure out a way to hack an application with their voice. Mr. Spock rendered automated systems helpless by barraging them with logical paradoxes or asking them to calculate the ultimate value of Pi. Your software probably won't be that dumb, but what might you have to worry about when users try to fool a voice app into doing something it wasn't designed for?
danielcawrey
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11/3/2014 | 5:19:06 PM
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These are some fairly significant issues – voice interfaces are still not up to par for replacing other methods of input – at least not yet.

However, these interfaces are improving, and I think with more wearables hitting the market we should see more ease of use with this technology as companies are forced to innovate user inputs. 


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