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.
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.
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.
58% of US business executives were already using AI—particularly in conjunction with big data technologies.
Amazon Skills are Echo capabilities that are offered by Amazon itself or by third-party developers. These are the top 10 Skills customers use.
Wearable device awareness is high, but ownership—and purchase intent—remain low.
Map usage has exploded in the smartphone era, with double-digit gains in users and usage now accounting for billions of minutes of mobile device time each month.