Siri, Alexa, and Other Digital Assistants: The Librarian's Quick Guide, 1st Edition

  • Nicole Hennig
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440867267
  • ISBN-13: 9781440867262
  • DDC: 006.3
  • 100 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Digital assistants such as Alexa and Siri can play music, podcasts, audiobooks, and the radio; answer questions; provide factual information; tell stories; and even control devices in your home. What can they do for you in your library? This concise, practical guide will help you to understand the basics of voice computing platforms and appreciate its relevance to you as a librarian, outlining specific applications for this technology in the library. Discussions of potential applications will inspire you to include voice computing in your library services and events and give you the tools you need to do so. You'll also find a list of the best sources on voice computing. In short, you will find everything you need to know about this important and growing technology and how you can use it in your library.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Is Voice-First Computing?.
2: Hardware and Skills.
3: Real-World Uses.
4: Privacy and Ethical Concerns.
5: The Future of Voice Computing.
About the Author.