Report: Voice assistants in use to triple to 8 billion by 2023

February 16, 2019

The use of voice assistants is set to triple over the next few years, according to a new forecast from the U.K.-based analysts at Juniper Research. The firm estimates there will be 8 billion digital voice assistants in use by 2023, up from the 2.5 billion assistants in use at the end of 2018. The majority of those assistants will live on smartphones, where Google Assistant and Siri offer voice…


Apple Watch will soon let you talk to Siri to use your apps

May 28, 2017

The next version of Apple Watchs software will let you talk to Siri via your smartwatch in order to interact with third-party applications, according to new developer documentation from Apple released on Tuesday. This will let you do things like order an Uber, send a message through a chat application, make a payment, and more. The feature is one of a handful of enhancements expected to arrive in the upcoming…