User interfaces (UIs) for mobile devices are becoming more responsive, proactive and intuitive due to the adoption of artificial intelligence technologies including speech recognition, according to Home Toys magazine.
“Now mobile devices are intelligent enough to respond to user needs more proactively than ever before,” stated Juned A. Ghanchi, founder and head of the Business Development Team at IndianAppDevelopers Co. “This happens particularly because of an array of sophisticated device sensors that can quickly inform about different attributes of user contexts including location, activity, proximity to certain areas, etc.”
AI technologies can process contextual information from such sensors and use it to respond to users’ current circumstances, providing data and services that are relevant to location and activity. These AI technologies are being integrated into user interfaces of mobile devices.
“Some of the crucial ways artificial intelligence has been implemented into mobile interfaces as an era-defining technology include the chatbots and conversational bots, analytics based on machine learning, smart digital assistants, voice controlled UI, speech recognition and smart, personalized notifications as well as other app behaviors,” Ghanchi wrote.
For example, travelers arriving in a new city can automatically receive information about lodging and dining based on their location, schedule, traffic and other contextual information. Or when visiting a local attraction, an app on a mobile device could provide visitors with information on ticket pricing, hours of operation and other useful information.
Speech-recognition-enabled digital assistants play a critical role in tying this experience together.
“Now, this personalization can be even better when a user can talk to the device UI for instruction and get real time information and guidance about travelling through the city,” Ghanchi observed. “Smart digital assistants like Siri unlocked the door for voice interaction with the device for relevant and real-time actions.”
In a paper titled “AI is the New UI,” consulting firm Accenture described how artificial intelligence technology is playing a more central role in UIs. Accenture discussed how Amazon’s Alexa is now enjoying widespread usage as a UI.
“Alexa’s success shines as just one example of AI playing an ever more capable role across user interfaces (UI),” Accenture noted. “As AI matures, many of the problems that hindered adoption in the past are disappearing. It’s now consistently being used to add frictionless intelligence to people’s interactions with technology, creating opportunities to make any interface both simple and smart –driving wider, faster adoption of technology, and providing better outcomes for people.”
Accenture describes this phenomenon as an “era of disappearing technology,” where users no longer need to understand complex technology. Instead, users can simply talk to an AI that controls an interface to interact with it.
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