A talk by Craig Saunders of Amazon in Cambridge.
Voice assistants such as Alexa continue to improve in their capabilities and utility for customers. Since launch the use of voice as an interaction modality has expanded and talking to such assistants is ever more natural. One of the next steps in voice AI becoming a truly ambient intelligent service is in the development of increased reasoning and generalised intelligence technologies both to complete more complex tasks but also understand the latent goal of a user. Even what can appear as a simple interaction on the surface can require a lot of knowledge and reasoning capability to understand and act. In this talk we will use several examples to discuss a potential evolution of reasoning in voice AI. Full details at https://www.meetup.com/cambridge-iet-engineering-and-technology-meetup/events/290040988/