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“76% of smart speaker owners increased their usage of voice assistants over the last year (2019)”

“By 2021, there will be almost as many personal assistant bots on the planet as people.”

“Two thirds of U.S. customers are using self-checkout and 87 percent would prefer to shop in stores with “touchless or robust self-checkout options.”

20% Customers Using Voice Search Every Week, Reports Uberall Survey.

40% of adults now use voice search at least once per day.

30% of all searches are done without the use of a screen.

According to, by 2019, the voice recognition market will be a $601 million industry.

According to, about 30% of searches will be done without a screen by 2020.

According to, by 2020, algorithms will alter the positive behavior of more than 1 billion global workers, according to Gartner analysts.

It is estimated that there will be 21.4 million smart speakers in the US by 2020.

By the end of 2019, the number of millennials using voice search will climb to 39.3%.

ComScore says that by 2020, 50 per cent of all searches will be voice searches.

72% of people who use voice search devices claim that these devices have become part of their daily routines.

65% of Amazon Echo or Google Homeowners don’t want to go back to the days of keyboard input.

Google Assistant will reach 95 percent of all eligible Android phones worldwide by the end of 2018.

65 percent of people who own an Amazon Echo or Google Home can’t imagine going back to the days before they had a smart speaker.

Voice shopping markets are predicted to grow from $2 billion today to a massive $40 billion by 2022.

45% of smart speaker owners plan to buy another one.

In 2018, people who made $50k-$100K were the most likely to use voice commands.

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