With the advent of the smartphone and the Internet of Things, “Siri” and “Alexa” have become household names in the arena of voice-activated technology, and new interfaces are joining the ranks. While users are becoming increasingly comfortable using voice assistants for everything from creating grocery lists to researching homework, there’s still a lot the everyday user may not know about the underlying systems.
From ways to better protect user privacy to potential functionalities, it’s important for the public to have a well-rounded understanding of voice-activated tech. Here, eight members of Forbes Technology Council share details about voice-activated tech that every user should know, from underused features to cautionary tales. Forbes Technology Council share some concrete ways for leaders to communicate tech plans to the rest of the company so that their non-tech team members are on the same page and excited for the future.