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Will Voice-Enabled Mobile Search Kill Directory Assistance?

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Will Voice-Enabled Mobile Search Kill Directory Assistance?

Greg Sterling contemplates that question. My own view? Yes, voice-enabled mobile search will negate directory assistance — if it’s good enough. Right now the human in the call centre is there, part of a crucial interface chain — to understand and process our instructions. When the technology’s good enough, we’ll obviously all speak to a computer — with a ‘press 1 to speak to a human’ option.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

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