The popularity of virtual digital assistants is growing at rapid pace and the estimated number of people using digital assistants worldwide is projected to reach 1.8 billion by 2021. 54% of digital assistant users has agreed that digital personal assistants make their lives easier. 31% said that virtual digital assistants are part of their everyday lives. 65% of digital assistant users agreed that they have many different uses. However, 50% think that some people use AI personal assistants too much. Check out our infographic “The Rise of Virtual Digital Assistants” for latest virtual digital assistants usage statistics and trends.
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Estimated Size of the virtual digital assistant (VDA) market worldwide
|Year||Size ( In Billion USD)|
54% of users agreed that Digital personal assistants make their lives easier. 31% said that AI assistants are part of their everyday lives. 65% agreed that they have many different uses. However, 50% think that some people use AI personal assistants too much.
Top Situations where people would use Digital Assistant
|Play music or radio||52%|
|Receive weather forecasts||51%|
|Receive search results||50%|
|Remind me of personal appointments||43%|
|Read out emails or messages||37%|
|Receive traffic news||37%|
|Receive sports results||27%|
|Calling a taxi||19%|
Major reasons given by digital voice assistant users for adoption
|Let me use device without my hands||55%|
|Spoken language feel more natural than typing||22%|
|Easier for children to use||14%|
45% of those who have used AI personal assistants said they’ve used Siri. 33% have used Google Now. 27% used Microsoft’s Cortana. 10% have used Amazon Echo or Alexa. 4% have used BlackBerry Assistant. And 5% have used others like Samsung’s S Voice.
62% of those who regularly use a voice-activated digital assistant say they’re likely to buy something through their device within the next month
Top Product/Services categories that Digital assistant users are interested in purchasing
|Groceries, food and beverages||45%|
52% of smart speaker owners would like to receive info about deals, sales, and brand promotions, while another 42% want to hear about upcoming events/activities featuring favorite brands