“Hey, Alexa. What is VUI?”
The concept of a voice user interface isn’t new. Phone operators have been infuriating their customers with it for decades already. But, with the advent of smart virtual assistants, powered by artificial intelligence, VUI is fast becoming the next big tech disruption. The prediction that 50% of all internet searches will be voice searches by 2020, is just one indication of its potential impact.
This is the third in our series of round-ups of self-published or small press ELT books … and this time we’ve been able to add fiction to the list as well as books for materials writing and teacher resources.
Racing towards summer now, ELTjam’s hot reads of the week are also pretty cool.
We’re gearing up for summer reads by listening to audio books, but you can’t share those as easily, so here’s what’s been on our screens this week.
We’ve been a bit too busy for much reading lately but some good stuff has dragged us back. Here’s what has caught our eye in the last week or so.