U.S. Intelligent Assistant-Embedded Consumer Devices Forecast, 2016-2020
This IDC study shows that this market is very much in its infancy, with small changes in this early stage having the potential for outsized impacts down the line."Intelligent assistants powered by voice interfaces have the potential to dramatically increase the use of consumer IoT applications by improving their accessibility and implementation. IA business models will rely on large ecosystems of third-party apps developers, cloud services, and hardware vendors and will be powered by unique and broad sets of personal data. Eventually, the market of consumer-facing IA platforms will be dominated by, at most, three vendors, each supported by a mélange of companies that make up the cognitive systems space," said Jonathan Gaw, research manager for IDC's Internet of Things: Consumer program.