Smart Assistants: In the home of a Technophile (Part 1)

“What I don’t like is the effort that I put in by asking ‘Ok, Google…’ ….Feels very stupid saying that all the time. Even if it was a little conversational I might have liked it more.”

A small, compact device was perched on a corner table; at first glance it looked like a regular speaker nothing extraordinary. But contrary to our initial impression, this was a voice controlled ‘smart’ speaker powered by an intelligent personal assistant.

These smart speakers seem to be catching on amongst the younger, tech-savvy generation in India. So in order to get a better understanding of this trend, we decided to visit some of these homes and take a detailed look at how these devices fit into the day-to-day lives of these people and if they are truly delivering on their promise to transform lives.

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