VoiceXP, a St. Louis startup, claims to be leading the way in voice-activated technology by creating custom voice experiences and changing how businesses communicate. The technology is intended to be personal, unique and as simple as talking to a friend. Alexa, Google Home and Microsoft’s Cortana are some of the most popular voice-user interfaces on the market and VoiceXP claims to be the largest and only software developer in the Midwest creating software for customized conversations on these devices. Reports say nearly 36 million Americans this year will use a voice-activated platform at least once a month, up from nearly 16 million in 2016. VoiceXP is also using this technology to help veterans start new careers in computer coding.