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Virtual voice assistants are about to go mainstream. Forty-two percent of U.S. consumers already say they’ve used voice assistants in the last three months, and industry forecasters are predicting that 20% of all user interactions with smartphones will take place through these assistants within the next three years.
… on a semantic prediction of needs. In other words, search engines return results based on the user’s historical behavior and the current context. “I think that’s where voice search really comes into its own – when your device is saying to you some things you might want to know,” suggest WIll Critchlow. The growth of voice search is leading to more…
… the bank’s hours or having Google Now find an eye doctor in their neighborhood to actually calling the service provider themselves. Voice searches may excel at finding specific pieces of information, but a voice search can only retrieve something if it’s posted on a business’ website in the first place. When the online information is incomplete, a call…
… was positioning itself as a place to search for things, Bing was all about helping people make better decisions based on the context of their interests and intent. Bing has always stayed true to its vision, as evidenced by its development of semantic web capabilities through organic growth and acquisitions. Bing’s vision of providing an intent-based…