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Ovum research predicts 15.3 billion virtual assistants by 2021

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Tinuku ~ Ovum research firm reports the number of virtual assistants is predicted to be 15.3 billion by 2021. Adoption of virtual assistants such as Google Assistant, Siri, Bixby and Cortana is expected to be more massive in the future and an increase in effort from each company to add features and expand adoption their products.

Tinuku Ovum research predicts 15.3 billion virtual assistants by 2021

Ovum research firms even predict the growth of virtual assistants in the future will beat the human population. The analysis is based on the latest developments where future virtual assistants are not only embedded in smartphones, but also other smart devices.

Ovum says Google Assistant will dominate the virtual assistant, then Siri and Samsung Bixby, while Microsoft's Cortana and Alexa from Amazon follow behind. This prediction is based on the market share of each virtual assistant embedded in the current device.

Each share is as follows Google Assistant 23.3 percent, Samsung's Bixby 14.5 percent, Apple's Siri 13.1 percent, Amazon's Alexa 3.9 percent and Microsoft's Cortana 2.3 percent.

Google Assistant is predicted to dominate virtual assistants supported by Android devices today as one of the most widely circulated devices in the public. The Google I/O 2017 event of this week also ensures the service will be available on more smart devices.

Other variables also affect the spread of virtual assistants in each region is the language. For that matter, Alexa and Google Assistant will take over North America compared to Siri.

While the Asian and African markets have not been predicted. This continent is still a market that will continue to grow. The dynamic development of virtual assistants in these two areas may change in the next few years.


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