If you are one who realizes that change is constant and you should be on top of it, then consider how AIVA will affect YOU. The devices, like Siri and Alexa, take voice commands and process them through a cloud service. People are now talking to their machines on a regular basis. The companies selling the devices hope you develop a relationship and depend on them for various tasks, optimally to order goods and services through their portal.
From Forbes: "Users can, of course, purchase products from Amazon, but they can also order pizza from Domino’s, hail a ride from Uber or Lyft, control their light fixtures, make a payment through the Capital One skill, get wine pairings for dinner and so much more." And Alexa learns from mistakes interpreting your questions...
Are Artificial Intelligence Voice Assistants here to stay? I don't have one but a lot of people are buying into this. Sure, a nice way to order pizza, call out your favorite song, turn off lights, etc.
Right now there is a feature that imports clothing preferences to fashion designers who in turn can recommend clothing choices (and the ability to buy outfits using Amazon's proprietary payment system). How soon will it be that you can send photos of your favorite house styles and the return might be homes for sale similar to the photos in your neighborhood or in a specific zip code?
These devices have benefits for those who cannot move about, can monitor many smart house connections, and generally seem beneficial. I am not going to debate the potential interference, invasion of privacy issues, and other negatives here.
AIVAs are ready to process full internet searches via voice command. Think about that. In fact, you can equip Alexa now with 'Alexa Google Skill' and get internet results.
And the basic commands one barks in the air are the distinctive keyword groupings that the AI device will use to bring up a result. The way we talk and type are two different things. Search queries may not match how you have prepared your keywords, title, metatags, etc.
So, what should you do to be prepared?
Since I do not have one of these AIVAs I am not sure how exactly search queries and results are interpreted and processed.
If you ask the question posed in the title, will you get single or multiple answers?
How much will people rely on voice commands for internet searches in the future and what will they be willing to give up to get a single or instant qualified response? What algorithm will be used to analyze and specify the answer?
Should you start using qualifiers like 'best' or 'most trusted' in your keyword mix?
There are many of us pondering these issues....
If anyone on AR has some insight or can prognosticate, please answer this call!