Voice came of age in 2017. Google Assistant made the push onto smartphones and Google Home into seven countries outside the U.S., reaching several of those before Amazon Echo. Apple announced and then delayed the HomePod. Amazon Alexa devices passed 20 million units sold, calling and messaging features were added and the company pulled back from advertising monetization, but then introduced Amazon Pay for subscription and one-time purchases. This only scratches the surface.
What Do You Think Was the Top Story of 2017?
Voicebot readers: it’s time for you to speak up! What do you think was the top story in Voice AI for 2017? Please take three minutes to vote in Voicebot’s first annual survey on the top story of the year. We are looking forward to seeing what wins.