2020 has actually been all but normal. For brand names and companies. For development. For individuals.

The trajectory of company development methods, itinerary and lives have been drastically changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an international financial downturn with supply chain and market issues, and a fight for equality in the Black Lives Matter movement– amongst all that complex lives and services currently.

One of the greatest stories in emerging technology is the growth of different types of voice assistants:

  • Specific niche assistants such as Aider that supply back-office assistance.
  • Branded internal assistants such as those provided by BBC and Snapchat.
  • White-label solutions such as Houndify that offer lots of capabilities and configurable tool sets.

With numerous assistants multiplying internationally, voice will end up being a product like an app or a website. And that’s not a bad thing– a minimum of in the name of development. It will soon (read: over the next couple years) become table stakes for a service to have voice as an interaction channel for an adorable experience that users anticipate. Consider that feeling you get when you recognize a company does not have a site: It makes you question its validity and reputation for quality.

Voice isn’t quite there yet, however it’s moving in that instructions. Voice assistant adoption and use are still growing Adoption of any new innovation is key. A crucial inhibitor of technology is frequently circulation, however this has not held true with voice. Apple, Google, and Baidu have reported numerous countless devices utilizing voice, and Amazon has 200 million users. Amazon has a somewhat harder task because they’re not in the smartphone market, which enables greater voice assistant distribution for Apple and Google.

Image Credits: Mark Persaud Are people utilizing gadgets? Google said recently there are 500 million regular monthly active users of Google Assistant. Not far behind are active Apple users with 375 million. Large numbers of individuals are using voice assistants, not just owning them. That suggests technology gaining momentum– the innovation is at a cost point and within personal and digital ecosystems that make it right for user adoption. The pandemic has just exacerbated the usage as Edison reported in between March and April– a peak time for safeguarding in place across the U.S.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.