That didn’t take long. How many intelligent personal assistants are there in the world? Which ones get used the most? Which ones are the smartest? Mike Elgan takes a peak at the trend and has a winner.
The future of the virtual assistant is not where Apple dominates (on mobile phones) or where Amazon does (on home appliances). The space will be characterized by total ubiquity, which means wearables, all electronic devices, many IoT devices and embedded into all the places where humans spend time (offices, cars and homes).
Ubiquity for a single virtual assistant?
My newest prediction is that Google will win it all, becoming as dominant in virtual-assistant usage in the coming years as Facebook is dominant today in social, or as Apple in smartphone profits.
There’s just one problem with that prediction. Nobody ever wins it all.