The study includes concepts, case studies and companies that have been in the spotlight recently and are going to play a major role in shaping the market of voice in the years ahead.
The focus is on two voice assistant solutions: smart speakers and in-car voice assistants (both embedded software and stand-alone devices).
The study’s research also identifies the growth potential of emerging applications of voice assistants, including voice commerce, voice biometrics and other advances in speech technologies regarding voice-to-text capabilities.
- An estimated 3.25 billion digital voice assistants in use, the vast majority being for entertainment, with accessing music the most popular feature. By 2023 the number of digital voice assistants will reach some 8 billion units.
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How is Covid-19 affecting 5G?
The public health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the entire planet, since it first appeared in late 2019. The crisis forced a number of countries to scale back their economic activity for several weeks, if not months. As a result, the global economy has fallen into its deepest recession since the Great Depression of 1929 – a recession that has affected every single industry worldwide. Even if telecommunications have helped sustain businesses that could continue to operate virtually, the telecoms industry itself, 5G included, has felt the impact of the pandemic.