Every week we collect the developments in the Voice domain into a single list of things you shouldn’t have missed. But before we dive into the news, here’s something else:
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Mozilla is working on gathering data for their voice offering. That’s something which you probably already knew. They’re doing this for many languages. Again something you already knew, but did you know that the list of languages includes Frisian?! Check it out! (Oh, and yes, they should fix that SSL certificate…)
Just like websites and mobile apps, voice interfaces need to account for the humans with whom they interact. And just like with other interfaces, one of the most effective ways to measure the experience is to use a standardized questionnaire. In addition to general-purpose usability/UX questionnaires, there is a wide variety of more specialised instruments, including three specifically designed to measure either the quality of synthetic speech and/or the experience of interacting by voice. This article covers these 3 questionnaires.
People want information about the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, as it continues to spread. Plenty of people are likely to turn to voice assistants on their phones and smart speakers to get answers. As an experiment, we asked Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri about the coronavirus.
Lately I have been wondering if my Tmall Genie (or any other smart speakers) could be (or *are*) used to monitor for excessive coughing and the data could be (or *are*) fed into tools like the National Health Code system that creates those coloured QR codes. 🤔 https://t.co/oVQl9xKC8O
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That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more voice related news! Enjoy your week 😃