Soon your washing machine will follow orders, give ideas
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Your home appliances are going to be smarter than you. Washing machine will hear your instructions and follow them accordingly. Further, the machine may also seek your permission to follow the instructions that you usually give it and further provide some intelligent suggestions as to what clothes should not be washed together. 

Needless to say, voice is the next big thing in technology. India Inc has already started incorporating voice assistants in their products and services. In the next couple of years, the industry will see faster adoption of voice-enabled artificial intelligence systems too.

In banking, a voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri can replace all those commands one would type to do a search or a transaction. In retail, it can be a very knowledgeable sales assistant who can provide all the details about the m-erchandise when connected to the store intranet.

“The adoption of voice will be much faster than IT and mobile phones because speech is the most natural way of human interaction. Voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri are being incorporated into a host of services in retail stores, e-commer-ce sites, car showrooms, banking and insurance as well as products like consumer durables th-at work on some instructions,” said Sreeraman Thi-agarajan, co-founder of Agrahyah Technologies, a startup th-at builds and deloys Amazon’s Alexa Skills.

However, when voice is incorporated with artificial intelligence, the system will learn from its past experiences and searches and come out with intelligent suggestions for the customer. IIT Madras alu-mnus-founded startup ge-niSIGHTS has launched Voice-Enabled AI, first-of-its-kind AI-powered dashboard with voice support to enable businesses process big data. It understands user’s voice commands and provides intelligence from analysing data.

Columnist: 
Sangeetha G.