Voice AI

The product manager’s guide to intelligent voice interfaces

By October 26, 2021May 22nd, 2022No Comments

As product manager, your job is to constantly look for ways to improve your application, delight your customers, and resolve pain points. And in this regard, voice interfaces provide a unique opportunity to secure and expand your app’s position in the market where you compete.

Voice assistants are not new. Siri is now ten years old. But the voice interface market is nearing a turning point, where advances in artificial intelligence and mobile computing are making them a ubiquitous part of every user’s computing experience.

By giving multimodal interfaces to applications, voice assistants bring the user experience closer to human interactions. They also provide app developers with the opportunity to provide infinite functionality, an especially important factor for small-screen mobile devices and wearables. And from a product management perspective, voice interfaces enable product teams to iterate fast and add new features at a very fast pace.

However, not all voice interfaces are made equal. The first generation of voice interfaces, which made their debut on mobile operating systems and smart speakers, are limited in the scope of benefits they can bring to applications. Absence of cross-platform support, privacy concerns, and lack of contextual awareness make it very difficult to integrate these voice platforms into applications. Otherwise put, they have been created to serve the needs of their vendors, not app developers. 

Meeting these challenges is the vision behind the Alan Platform, an intelligent voice interface that has been created from ground up with product integration in mind. The Alan Platform provides superior natural language processing capabilities thanks to deep integration with your application, which enables it to draw contextual insights from various sources, including voice, interactions with application interface, and business workflows. 

Alan Platform works across all web and mobile operating systems and is easy to integrate with your application, requiring minimal changes to the backend and frontend. Your team doesn’t need to have any experience in machine learning or technical knowledge of AI to integrate the Alan Platform and use it in your application.

The Alan Platform is also a privacy- and security-friendly voice assistant. Every Alan customer gets an independent instance of the Alan Server, where they have exclusive ownership of their data. There is no third-party access to the data, and the server instance lives in a secure cloud that complies with all major enterprise-grade data protection standards.

Finally, Alan AI has been designed for super-fast iteration and infinite functionality support. The Alan Platform comes with a rich analytics tool that enables you to have fine-grained, real-time visibility into how users interact with your voice interface and graphical elements, and how they respond to changes in your application. Alan’s voice is a great source for finding current pain-points, testing hypotheses, and drawing inspiration for new ideas to improve your application.

Please send a note to sales@alan.app to get access to the white paper on “why voice should be part of your 2022 digital roadmap” and find out what the Alan Platform can do for you and how our customers are using it to transform the user experience of their applications.