Voice search is the act of using a “digital assistant” to search for a piece of information on the internet. It is a trend that we largely started to see in 2015 and has been steadily rising ever since.
Many brands have launched AI (artificial intelligence) digital assistants, some of the most popular being Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri and Google’s Google Assistant. Originally, digital assistants were found in smartphones. But now these companies are also offering voice-activated devices (or speakers) that are used for voice search in the home. The devices are spreading the reach of digital assistants past smartphones and into the homes of consumers.