The Why and How of Conversation UI’s for Applications

Voice is the new multi-touch. Cloud-based virtual assistants, powered by advances in artificial intelligence, are improving in usefulness and sweeping across the landscape of consumer tech. How does this new paradigm of the conversational user interface work? What underlying technology makes this all possible? What are the major voice UI platforms for third-party developers available today? At a very high level, here’s how these platforms work: A user either asks the virtual assistant for some information from an app or tells the assistant to do [...]