There’s a piece of data that makes me the most skeptical regarding voice assistants is how (in general) younger people prefer to text rather than call. Perhaps that reflects that younger people are less willing to use a voice assistant than type commands. On the other hand, I know many parents who say that their kids “talk to Google” or Alexa. Not having a smart speaker probably makes me biased here, but I still wonder if trying to make voice the primary method of interaction is flawed.
To investigate for myself, I decided to set a challenge for the week.
Try to use Siri for all my interactions.
I’ve already had to set up some new Siri shortcuts to do this and I hope it will give me a different perspective on voice assistants.