People, increasingly dependent on their various devices, are becoming even more increasingly dependent on voice-activated services like Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. Tapping into the long-promised convenience and flexibility of hands-free voice computing, these leading voice assistants (and similar technologies and solutions) only stand to expand in their intelligence and popularity as AI does exactly what it’s supposed to do: learn. Juniper Research recently predicted that the number of digital voice assistants in use in the next four years (by 2023) will jump to 8 billion (from 2.5 billion at the end of 2018). Many of these assistants today live on mobile phones and tablets, but the breadth of devices is set to explode: smart TVs, wearable devices, smart speakers and other in-home/smart-home devices will become more significant.
The Varnish Web Application Firewall (WAF) is finally available.
Now that the dust has settled on this years Anga Com, it is worth looking at some of the key trends that we saw on the show floor and how they might affect media businesses over the coming year.
While the idea of the MCN (Multi Channel Network) might have burned bright but mostly fizzled out in the western hemisphere, they are thriving throughout much of the ASIAPAC region as an increasing number of businesses have come to rely on their talent to drive attention to their products and services.