Three places we’ll see Amazon Alexa dominate (besides the home).

Voice is already trending to be the next big platform.

The Car

Alexa fans have already been posting videos on how they’re using the Dot and Tap in their cars. (Photo: CNET)

Basic controls within a car, such as adjusting the temperature or opening windows, could all be done via Amazon Alexa.

While different auto manufacturers and third-parties have a hodge-podge of voice functionality in cars, the simplicity and standardization of Alexa would be a welcome change (as anyone who has ever tried to figure out the setup of a rental car can tell you). Ford has already announced they would be integrating Alexa with their SYNC platform, which is a good start, but we’ll be seeing a lot more happen here soon.

The Workplace

Soon we’ll all have our own assistants. (Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac)

Hospitals, Doctor’s Offices, Nursing Homes

Boston Children’s Hospital has been exploring how digital voice assistants like Alexa could help their staff and patients. (John Blanding/The Boston Globe)

It’s not If, it’s When.

It’s worth reading Meeker’s full report (voice starts on page 111). She presents multiple data points that all indicate voice is happening now, and refers to voice as the major human-computer interaction innovation for this decade (mobile being last decade’s).

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Voice UI/UX Design, Product, Developer. Founder of @Sayspring (now part of Adobe). Editor of VUI-magazine.com. Prev: Co-founded SideTour (Acq'd by @Groupon).

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