Voice assistants are becoming an essential part of our daily lives. When Apple’s Siri hit markets in 2011, it managed to gain an impressive attraction of tech enthusiasts, yet no one was certain about how this novelty shall bring a tech revolution. Today, we are regular users of Google Voice Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and many more. Things took a turn when Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple HomePod went mainstream in 2017. All these instances converge on how voice assistants are proving themselves as a tech enabler with impressive possibilities. Not only in households, but they are also slowly proving to be useful in the business quarters too.

The use of voice assistants is advancing at an exponential rate in industries across all verticals, ranging from healthcare to banking, as companies are racing to release their own voice technology integrations to keep pace with consumer demand. The growing global sales of smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo are also feeding up these digital assistants’ popularity. This also implies that voice search will dominate the online search space in the coming days. Meanwhile, according to Gartner, Inc., by 2021, 25 percent of digital workers will use a virtual employee assistant on an everyday basis. This will be up from less than 2 percent in 2019. Further, the mass proliferation of IoT devices is also encouraging companies to pump funds into this technology. Let us see how voice assistant trends are going to transform the future.

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