The use of voice assistants powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and voice-activated devices is exploding in the US and around the world. These technologies have the potential to improve the healthcare system and change the way healthcare brands, providers and patients interact.
This infographic from SERanking illustrates how people use voice search while on the go.
This infographic from SERanking illustrates when, what, where, why and how of mobile search behavior.
Some 58% of US adults have used voice search to find information on a local business at some point in the past 12 months. Most commonly, people are using their smartphones (56%) for voice search to find local business information, while about 1 in 5 (18%) have done so using a Smart Speaker.
A global survey found that among a variety of emerging concepts, cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology, blockchain, leave the most people scratching their heads.
One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon’s Echo speakers are still in the lead, the report says, as 11 percent now own an Amazon Alexa device compared with 4 percent who own a Google Home product.
Loup Ventures put Apple’s HomePod through the smart speaker gauntlet which included 782 queries and compared the HomePod’s accuracy to Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Microsoft’s Cortana.
Roughly one-third of US households own a Smart Speaker. And it seems that the longer they own them, the more likely they are to use them for tasks previously accomplished through typing or swiping.
Smart Speakers are already having an impact on commerce. Almost one-third of owners say they’re spending more on Amazon and Google since getting their Smart Speaker.
Despite search ads’ maturity as a format, spending on them continues to grow at double-digit rates in the US, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.