Aging in Place Technology Watch Announces New Report: The Future of Voice First Technology and Older Adults 2018

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Voice First technology -- speaking to a device -- is a disruptive advance in technology, akin to the changes brought by the introduction of the Internet and cell phones. For older adults, it is a dramatic improvement in user experience.

Voice First technology -- speaking to devices versus typing -- is as big a change as the introduction of the Internet.

Many technologies designed to improve the lives of consumers over the past several decades have emerged and disappeared, bypassing older adults or being adopted late in the market’s lifecycle. The evolution of Natural Language Processing (NLP), combined with progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are poised to break this pattern. Voice First technology -- speaking, versus typing, as the primary user experience -- is a disruptive advance in technology, akin to the changes brought by the introduction of the Internet and cell phones.

The Future of Voice First Technology and Older Adults 2018 can be found on the Aging in Place Technology Watch website.

Long-time tech industry veteran Laurie M. Orlov is the leading industry analyst tracking technology trends in the boomer/senior markets. Her previous reports have overviewed the market of technologies, offered guidance to specific industries, and surveyed seniors and professionals about the technologies they could or would use.
Headquartered in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Aging in Place Technology Watch provides thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and related services that enable older adults to remain longer in their home of choice. In addition to her technology background and years as an industry analyst, founder Laurie M. Orlov has testified at a Senate hearing on Technology and Older Adults and was a long-time member of the Philips Think Tank on Health & Well-Being.

Orlov spent more than 30 years in the technology industry, including 24 years in IT and nine years as a leading industry analyst at Forrester Research. She is a recognized expert and has consulted to organizations like Microsoft, AARP and Philips, and her insights have been referenced in publications like Kiplinger, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. She has been a frequent keynote speaker at both national and international events.

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