Apple, Google, and Amazon are known for their popular virtual assistants Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa. But which of these virtual assistants are the most popular? If you guessed Amazon Alexa, that’s wrong. It’s also not Google Assistant. Apple’s Siri seems to be the most popular virtual assistant currently.
Virtual assistants are everywhere. From a smartphone in your pocket to a smart speaker on a coffee table, these virtual assistants can power the next major interface aftertouch.
According to the latest report from a market research company called Futuresource Consulting, Apple Siri is the world’s most popular virtual assistant with a 35% market share. Surprisingly, Microsoft’s Cortana came in second with 22%. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa account for 9% and 4% of the market, respectively.
The report attributes Apple’s continued success with the iPhone and the newly released AirPods Pro to Siri’s success. Apple has been shipping apple Siri with the iPhone since 2011. Microsoft’s Cortana is used in all Windows 10-powered PCs, which shows that it is second in the list.
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Simon Forrest, the chief technology analyst at Futuresource Consulting, said: “As virtual assistants have become a common feature in the consumer electronics and automotive industries, growth is continuing to grow.” Voice-enabled product shipments will indeed exceed voiceless products in 2020. The year of the featured product.
Although Siri and Cortana may appear on more devices worldwide, Google and Amazon will still dominate the smart speaker market powered by the company’s respective virtual assistants. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa also perform better in understanding user responses based on voice-based queries and providing relevant answers.
Virtual assistants have been programmed to sound more natural and mimic human-like reactions. Amazon has also introduced emotions to Alexa to ensure that virtual assistants start to sound more humane than ordinary robots, thus ensuring more engagement.