If last year’s Prime Day helped embed the Alexa voice assistant in more homes, then this year’s Amazon sales day could be the moment it graduates into a real shopping assistant.
According to findings by voice AI platform Voysis and Voicebot.ai, U.S. smart speaker users have passed 50 million for the first time this year, and more than one in five U.S. consumers have at least shown interest in voice shopping, with 21.2 percent trying it out — mostly on mobile devices. That leaves a lot of open sky above for the platform to grow.
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