A reason to expect more devices with VUI (voice user interface)...
and more usage of AWS (Amazon Web Services) AVS (Alexa Voice Service)
Amazon Alexa 7-Mic Far-Field Development Kit
"Designed to help commercial device manufacturers easily create far-field voice experiences, this development kit features the same 7-mic circular array and technology for “Alexa” wake word recognition, beam forming, noise reduction, acoustic echo cancellation, and barge-in capabilities found in the Amazon Echo."
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