|Entering The Era Of Voice Power|
|Written by Lucy Black|
|Sunday, 30 December 2018|
Voice assistants such as Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant, are changing the way people interact with computer devices. As they become more popular, they are getting better and smarter - and harder to ignore.
If you haven't yet embraced the idea of voice search, these statistics from SEO Tribunal, who have created an infographic with the title 106 Quick and Fascinating Voice Search Facts & Stats, should convince you that you need to do so soon:
It is tempting to think that Speech Technology is new - but this timeline, extracted from SEO Tribunal's infographic, reveals that it, and the AI that underpins voice search, has a long pedigree:
If you missed the introduction of Google Duplex, we reported on it in Google AI At I/O. In the future we will get used to the idea that the voice our restaurant reservations and our hotel bookings are robots and little by little we'll move away from our computers and even our smartphones/ While 50% of searches will b e done by voice in 2020 what is more remarkable is that 30% will be done without a screen. By that year, as this section of the infographic shows over 20 million Smart Speakers will be answering our questions. Already interacting with the Alexas, and to a lesser extent Google Homes and other smart speakers, means we are spending less time with radio, TV (for news, weather and sports coverage), and with our Smartphones, Tablets and Computers, as they take over in the areas of search, reminders and inter-person contact.
So as a website developer what do you need to do differently in order to thrive in the new era of Voice Power? For a start you need to optimize you website for voice search in order to avoid losing your share of the action.
Advice from the infographic includes:
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