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Number of Siri-style AI assistants will overtake humans by 2021


How Ovum thinks AI assistants will occupy the marketplace in 2021.
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The number of AI assistants by 2021 will outnumber the current world population, according to market research group Ovum’s new Digital Assistant and Voice AI–Capable Device Forecast.

The report highlights the growing popularity of Siri-style smart assistants, and also offers some intriguing predictions as to which AI assistants will become big, and which will be also-rans.

Analyst: iPad Could Be Key To Rebuilding Trust In Financial Industries


Can the iPad help rebuild trust in the finical industry
Can the iPad help rebuild trust in the financial industry?

Can the iPad help finance, wealth management, and corporate banking companies rebuild a sense of trust with their customers after the global financial crisis? According to the analysts at Ovum, the answer is yes.

Analysts at the research firm released a note this week noting that the iPad (and tablets in general) is a perfect tool for the industries, which are often dominated by in-person “face-time” meetings.