The expansion of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled services from companies including Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Samsung is expected to drive growth of the AI-powered digital assistants market, which is on track to exceed four billion consumer devices by the end of 2017. As digital assistants and voice as a user interface (UI) become increasingly important in the home through integration with connected smart speakers, set top boxes, smart TVs and streaming media devices, understanding the competitive environment, company strategies and disruptive technologies is critical to effectively compete in this increasingly crowded sector of IoT.
Due to the proliferation of digital assistants, a foundation of expertise across vertical markets is compulsory to understanding the implications of introducing new technology. As such, IHS Markit instigated a collaborate effort of analysts bridging automotive, media & telecom, artificial intelligence, networking, security and consumer electronics in order to bring a 360-degree view of the digital assistant and its parallels across industries.
The reports in this section aim to assess the market size, market strategy, competitive environment and trends of digital assistants used in mobile handsets, smart speakers, smart homes, smart televisions, set-top boxes, OTT boxes and automotive, among other technology categories.
Principal Analyst, Smart Home and Security Technology
As the key analyst who oversees all research across the smart home and home appliance space, Blake Kozak keeps close and continuous watch of his fast-evolving sphere, which has undergone significant change in recent years.