If you look at the evolution of user interfaces, you’d think that the voice user interface (VUI) will replace the graphical user interface (GUI).
There are voice interface experts who says it isn’t like humans and dinosaurs. In this evolutionary scheme, VUI and GUI will co-exist in a symbiotic relationship.
The current Global Global Head of Innovation at voice tech firm Nuance and former head of the VUI team, Tom Hebner, said that his company, who is a leader in voice recognition has been using the term VUI since the turn of this century.
“One of my objectives was to get rid of the name ‘vooey,’” he said, although that effort has failed. “Now, I’m stuck with ‘vooey.’”