Conversational Interface “Wearables”
“With Watson’s language translation capabilities and the increasing pervasiveness of smart devices, conversational interfaces will start to challenge the visual user interfaces of today,” said Harriet Green, Global Head of IBM Watson Internet of Things. “Users will increasingly talk to their devices and interact with their homes and workplaces in more natural, interactive and convenient ways. With Bragi we are looking at how this development can go even further with a powerful audio and sensory interface that fits inside the ear opening up a myriad of new opportunities for transforming the workplace.”
Thus far, IBM and Bragi have set their sights upon six initial focus areas whereupon to invest their energies: worker safety, guided instructions, smart employee notifications, team communications, workforce analysis and optimization, and biometric ID.