Voice, it is often said, is the next big platform. Some reports indicate that roughly half of all U.S. households owned a voice-activated smart speaker by the end of 2018, with global shipments rising as much as 140 percent in at least one quarter year-on-year.

With voice-control smarts penetrating cars and other connected devices, it’s clear that people will increasingly interact with their connected devices through the spoken word.

Against that backdrop, a fledgling artificial intelligence (AI) startup is looking to make its mark in the enterprise with a new voice guidance platform aimed at helping frontline workers go hands-free and carry out manual tasks more effectively.

Founded out of Copenhagen, Denmark, back in August, Whispr says that it’s setting out to “transform frontline services” using voice technology. And to help it on its mission, the startup today…

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