How conversational interfaces can be the future of mobile and IoT in the enterprise

JESUS RODRIGUEZ | March 1, 2016

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Voice interfaces have been a dream of technologists for a long time. In recent years, we have witnessed how advances in deep learning and cognitive computing technologies have made voice interfaces a reality for consumer mobile applications. Even though conversational interfaces still haven’t seen meaningful adoption in the enterprise—this  is about to change. The capabilities and rapid progress of conversational interfaces are set to become one of the fundamental building blocks of the next generation of enterprise mobile applications.

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