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Voice Interface: Bridging the gap between computing appliance voice interfaces and other common platforms

The Voice Interface (VI) software bridges the gap between computing appliance voice interfaces and other common platforms.

A task initiated with Voice Interface technology can be shifted across platforms to devices more appropriate to complete the task more quickly and more securely.

The VI allows a voice-enabled user experience such as registering for an appointment to be shifted from a long, complicated voice interaction to a secure text-based user experience with minimal input or barriers. The Voice Interface user would be able to initiate a task with voice interface technology and then transfer the task to a mobile device, as soon as a barrier was reached, by vocally inputting their 10-digit mobile phone number. The user would then receive a text with a link to complete the task.

There were approximately 47 million smart speaker owners in January 2018. In January 2019 that number rose to 66 million — almost a 40% increase in a single year. The market is thriving and continuing to grow. Further, a technology that enhances the functionality and interconnectivity of existing devices may lead to increased demand accelerating growth.