Since the introduction of the Amazon Alexa and Google Home, Tellables, an app developer specializing in voice-driven storytelling, has been delivering easily-accessible audio tales through these voice assistant devices via simplistic commands, such as “Alexa, open my box of chocolates” or “Alexa, open Tricky Genie.”
Based on the media provided it appears as though Tellable will be utilizing Amazon’s existing Sumerian Hosts, customizable digital characters which can be used to narrate scripts, answer questions, and help guide users through a program or experience.
With other companies working on their own form of virtual personalities, we could very well be witnessing the dawn of the virtual assistant. Health industry professionals Electronic Caregiver showcased their own virtual personality at this years Consumer Electronics Expo designed to provide more intimate healthcare services, while hologram specialists Gatebox have been offering their own line-up of at-home virtual assistants for over a year.
Source: Kyle Melnick, VRScout
Image credit: Tellables