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|Session Name:||Free to Play Summit: Smart Speakers: An Overview of an up-and-Coming Category|
|Track / Format:||Free to Play Summit|
|Overview:||Voice as an interface has the potential to unlock new gameplay and new audiences, much like touch did about 10 years ago. Voice technology itself traditionally had several issues, but both the software and hardware parts of that equation have improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years. Smart Speakers, with their low price points and mass market utility, are driving voice everywhere, and are predicted to be the fastest-penetrating device in people's homes - ever (faster than internet, faster than smartphones). And of course, gaming is already one of the most popular activities in the platform. In this presentation, we will do a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities of smart speaker platforms for gaming.|