'Conversational Things - How Ambient Devices and Frictionless Engagement Are Transforming Our Lives'
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, which can process our conversational commands and orchestrate the outcomes we request across our personal and professional realm of connected devices. Far from being part of the near future, "conversational things" is arriving now and will be explored with real-world examples.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits. Dion is also a widely read ZDNet columnist and co-author of Social Business by Design (John Wiley & Sons) and Web 2.0 Architectures (O'Reilly). He also judges the prestigious CIO 100 Awards for CIO Magazine every year. Recently, Robert Half Inc. identified Dion as one of the top 20 people globally that technology leaders mention most. He can be found on Twitter at @dhinchcliffe.