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Building Voice-Enabled Apps with Alexa by Kory Becker

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Chapter 5. The Future

By now, we’ve covered a lot of the groundwork for working with conversational user interfaces and developing your own voice-based apps. Starting way back in the first chapter, we were able to see first-hand, how the humble origins of conversational user interfaces evolved into the budding platforms that are continuing to grow to this very day.

It’s really quite amazing to see how far we’ve come, from text-based terminal applications allowing users to interact with computers, all the way to voice-controlled software for operating computers, cars, and even your home!

As we saw in chapters 2 and 3, using voice-based conversational UI platforms, such as Amazon Alexa and the Echo, we can easily develop conversational software ...

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