The BBC has spent a lot of time researching Voice interfaces, and luckily shares many of their learnings. This is a new project recap of a voice skill they made for an audio adventure: The Unfortunates.
It seems like there are weak signals for a battle over the need of cloud based voice, versus local/offline voice, fueled by a privacy debate. While this is just a weak signal, I think it hints at a growing undercurrent in the VUI world.
Quite a surprise, but it’s happening: Apple Music is coming to Echo devices in the coming weeks. Think about it. Apple is now a services company too and offering it on other major platforms. Quit a move!