And users of such services are expected to skew young. This year, for example, nearly half of voice-enabled digital assistant users will be millennials, eMarketer estimates.
This infographic by Raconteur illustrates the competition over voice activation technology between Google and Amazon via their smart speaker products.
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.
According to eMarketer estimates, 35.6 million Americans will use a voice-activated assistant device at least once a month this year—that’s a jump of 128.9% over 2016.
The use of embedded voice-enabled digital assistants in smartphones and PC/laptops has reached the mainstream among 14-17-year-olds.
While still far from mass adoption, virtual assistants are becoming more widely used by Americans.
Nearly two-thirds of AI users in the US use these personal assistants to answer general questions.