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Voice Interfaces and Digital Assistants in the Intelligent Home

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Report Summary:

This report addresses emerging business questions around voice interfaces in the connected home. It includes an overview of where voice interfaces are today, including which devices have them and how many are being sold to consumers. Additionally, it includes a detailed discussion of where voice interfaces are headed, covering what fully-integrated ecosystems around digital voice assistants will look like, which companies are well-positioned to offer them, and which resources they have to draw on as well as what challenges they will need to overcome to drive mass adoption of digital voice assistants and who else in the connected home ecosystem will be impacted. Finally, it offers guidance on what growth in devices with voice interfaces will look like over the next five years.

Table of Contents

1.    Executive Summary
2.    The Current State of Voice in the Home
3.    What Does the Voice Technology Value Chain Look Like?
3.1    Hardware Vendors
3.1.1    Conexant
3.1.2    Intel
3.1.3    Sensory
3.1.4    Nvidia
3.1.5    Texas Instruments
3.2    Software Vendors: Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, and Artificial Intelligence
3.2.2    Digital Genius
3.2.3    MindMeld
3.2.4    Nuance
3.2.5    Semantic Machines
3.2.6    VoiceBox Technologies
4.    How the Big Tech Firms are Approaching Voice in the Home
4.1    Amazon
4.2    Apple
4.3    Baidu
4.4    Google
4.5    Microsoft
4.6    Samsung
5.    Market Outlook
6.    Conclusions: The Role of Voice-Enabled Digital Assistants in the Home


Exhibit 1 1: Use Cases for Voice Control in the Home
Exhibit 2 1: Key Milestones in Voice/Speech Recognition Technology
Exhibit 2 2: Global Sales of Connected Home Devices with Voice Input
Exhibit 2 3: An Integrated Voice Ecosystem
Exhibit 2 4: Software Platforms
Exhibit 3 1: Technologies that Enable Voice Interactions
Exhibit 5 1: Sales of Select Categories of Connected Home & Entertainment Devices with Voice Interfaces
Exhibit 5 2: Sales of Select Categories of Smart Home Devices with Voice Interfaces
Exhibit 5 3: Global Sales of Voice-Activated Digital Assistants
Exhibit 5 4: Percentage of Households in the US and Western Europe with Digital Voice Assistant Devices

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