Digital personal assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana, are regularly advancing to become the best available voice assistant in the market. Since, the launch of Echo, the voice assistant device by Amazon in December 2014, till today approximately 8.2 million devices are sold, and the return of voice search continues to scale. Mind Meld’s Internet Trends Report of 2016, stats that 60% of people last year started using voice search, and in the last six months 41% of people started.
A prediction by BCC research asserts that at an annual growth rate of 12.1%, the global market for voice recognition technologies of $104.4 billion in 2016 will rise to $184.9 billion in 2021. This wave is being driven by technological advancements and deep learning, which lets the developers build systems that have outstanding accuracy for the tasks like speech recognition, language and image analysis.