This article explores the collaboration of artificial intelligence and voice recognition in day-to-day living. As everyday products grow smarter and more capable, voice promises to simplify how we communicate with smart cars, smart homes, smart offices, and smart factories. Instead of mastering one new app after another, voice could make it simpler to command them all. Incorporating voice interfaces is expected to transform product design. Voice recognition is also expanding its beachhead in physical products. Many new cars use voice to place calls, set the GPS, write and receive texts, change radio stations, and adjust the temperature. The machine learning software behind voice recognition analyzes data from actual interactions to improve its performance. It is expected that by coupling natural language requests to the deepest workings of the operating system, we may soon have new types of products that will give anyone access to features that only a professional could manipulate.

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