Modern day, meet the Jetsons! Talking to your home and having it respond and perform duties and functions is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In fact, it's going to surge over the next 5 years.
The number of voice assistant devices used to control smart homes is expected to grow 1,000 per cent over the next five years, growing from 25m now to 275m by 2023, according to a new study by Juniper Research.
The adoption of voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant will be a key factor behind the growth of the smart home, with the introduction of routines from both Amazon and Google meaning that voice assistants will become the most convenient way to combine desired actions in a smart home, creating a more cohesive user experience and driving adoption of the technology.
According to Juniper's analysis, Amazon's loss-leading strategy, with hardware products tied to a comprehensive product and service ecosystem, has established a strong lead for the retailer in the smart home sector, with Juniper predicting that Google will remain a distant second in the space.
While Google's AI prowess, demonstrated by its recent advances showcased at this year's Google I/O conference, is undoubtedly strong, it has a comparatively poor ecosystem, with Alexa's monetized Skills creating an incentive for third-party vendors to take an 'Amazon-first' approach.
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Who is using voice assistants? Research shows that Millennials are in the lead, but that the number of users is growing steadily across all adult generations. Perhaps the generation that could benefit most from the integration of voice assistants and smart home security technology are the Baby Boomers.
One of the biggest concerns about using voice enabled assistants is how secure they are. This infographic attempts to break it down.
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