If there’s one dominant technological paradigm we’ll remember about 2016, its voice. From chatbots to Amazon Echo to conversational interfaces, our voices and how we use them are quickly becoming the primary way we interact with computers.
Unsurprisingly, Mary Meeker —the Silicon Valley venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and techno-cultural clairvoyant—devotes a significant chunk of her annual report to voice UI. Released this week, Meeker’s report covers the state of the Internet and has been widely received as a perennially delightful beacon of empirical data about the way humans are using the web and technology at large.
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