Voice AI technology has allowed humans to talk to devices and apps and get accurate answers back, faster than ever before. For many people, voice assistants have become teachers, companions, counselors, and personal assistants all rolled into one entity..
You can search the web, get internal sales information, access healthcare data, tap into community events, play a game, buy groceries or gifts, gain insight into customer sentiment, get customer service, or solve operations and supply chain issues, all through natural voice queries. Voice technology for businesses is here and growing.
According to a report by OC&C Strategy Consultants, voice-based shopping is expected to jump to $40 billion in 2022. Already, 40% of people in the U.S. are using voice assistants regularly and this number is growing every year.
Besides making our lives more convenient, voice technology has a way of leveling the playing field for technology access for older adults, people with visual or tactile limitations, and children. It gives us the freedom to control our environment while performing other tasks and provides greater health and safety protections in the midst of a pandemic. Voice technology is entering an era where it can help people better access the world around them, and become more productive, efficient, healthier, and hands-free.
Recently, I spoke to leaders from 25 voice technology companies that are providing businesses and individuals with solutions that are already helping them scale.
The Top 25 Voice Technology Companies “Today”
The list of “Top 25” is not compiled in any order and should not imply that any of the 25 companies listed are better than the others. In addition, I recognize that there are other notable voice technology companies that share niche markets with those in this list, which is why there are no numbers next to the company profiles and I’ve named them the top 25 “Today.”
Businesses included in the list must meet the following 3 criteria:
- Fit the niche listed
- Share the same values here at Top 25 Today (care, inclusivity, efficiency)
- Should be either an entrepreneur, startup, or small to midsize business.
The following is a sampling of a few of those conversations.
Houndify is SoundHound Inc.’s independent voice AI platform. Powered by proprietary Speech-to-Meaning® and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies, Houndify is helping brands build custom voice experiences that respond with unprecedented speed and accuracy.