Seeing these conditions, analyst firm Ovum even predicts the growth of virtual assistants in the future can beat the human population. Ovum reasoned virtual assistant in the future not only pinned on the smartphone, but also other smart devices.
This is expected to increase the adoption of virtual assistants in the future. Quoted from CNET, Ovum estimates the number of virtual assistants to reach about 7.5 billion by 2021. That number far exceeds the current world population.
So, who will master the virtual assistant competition in the future? Ovum mentioned Google Assistant would dominate the virtual assistant then, followed by Siri and Samsung Bixby. While Cortana from Microsoft and Alexa besutan Amazon followed behind him.
The prediction is based on the market share of each virtual assistant embedded in the current device.
Therefore, Google Assistant predicted would dominate the virtual assistant because the Android device is currently one of the most widely circulated devices.
Not only that, through the announcement on Google I / O 2017, Google also ensures this service will be available on more devices. One of them is present in a smart car.
Another variable that also affects the distribution of virtual assistants in each region is the language. For this matter, Alexa and Google Assistant will control the North American region compared to Siri.
While the Asian and African markets can not be predicted, given the region is still a growing market. Therefore, it is interesting to see the development of virtual assistants in both areas in the next few years.