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Why We Are Here => Hardware & Technology => Topic started by: rcjordan on December 17, 2017, 01:40:13 PM

Title: 46% of U.S. adults say they now use voice controls
Post by: rcjordan on December 17, 2017, 01:40:13 PM
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/12/12/nearly-half-of-americans-use-digital-voice-assistants-mostly-on-their-smartphones/
Title: Re: 46% of U.S. adults say they now use voice controls
Post by: ukgimp on December 19, 2017, 03:43:56 PM
f### that.
Title: Re: 46% of U.S. adults say they now use voice controls
Post by: ergophobe on December 19, 2017, 06:01:34 PM
More than 46% are probably also using the same 2-3 passwords across all accounts and are so pleased that "my password [singular] is impossible to guess" (as someone actually told me).
Title: Re: 46% of U.S. adults say they now use voice controls
Post by: Drastic on December 19, 2017, 06:54:33 PM
46% admitted to *ever* using a voice assistant. Just once.

Otherwise, that's a crazy number.
Title: Re: 46% of U.S. adults say they now use voice controls
Post by: rcjordan on December 19, 2017, 07:15:11 PM
Here's the take-away:

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8% say they use them on a stand-alone device such as an Amazon Echo or Google Home

At first, I felt that was low, but I expect it is correct.  So, we're just on the threshold of where Echo and also-ran G Home are going to take us.  Wait until the smoke from Christmas 2017 clears and it'll jump to 12%.
Title: Re: 46% of U.S. adults say they now use voice controls
Post by: grnidone on January 12, 2018, 06:37:28 PM
I'm just gonna leave this here.

If Hal 9000 were Alexa:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JepKVUym9Fg
Title: Re: 46% of U.S. adults say they now use voice controls
Post by: rcjordan on January 12, 2018, 07:06:23 PM
Amz programmed in a Hal response to a canned 'open the bay doors' query. Great PR move as I've seen it mentioned many, many times.