The company revealed Facebook that it is working to develop a digital voice assistant to compete with other digital aid that began very popular, such as “Alexa” Alexa of the Amazon and the “Siri” Siri from Apple and “assistant” Assistant from Google.
Facebook, which has the most significant social networking network in the world with more than 2.3 billion active users a month, aims to use the smart digital assistant it develops in its range of products, especially Portal, which is used to access its social network and to message through its service. I’m an affiliate, “Messenger” Messenger.
A spokesman for the company told Reuters: “We are working on the development of smart and voice assistant that can work in our family virtual reality and augmented reality, including the ‘techniques Portal ‘ Portal, and ‘ Ookolos ‘ Oculus, and future products.”
Before the Reuters news agency confirmed the spokesman for Facebook, CNBC published a report that the Facebook team working on the technology communicates with the vendors of the supply chain of smart speakers.
However, it is still unclear exactly how Facebook perceives the people who use its digital assistant, but it is likely to use it on the visual or audio-video or virtual reality glasses, or other future projects, CNBC reported.
Smartphones are becoming increasingly popular around the world. Echo from Amazon, according to market research firm eMarketer, is expected to account for 63.3% of the 2019 speaker market, Google Home is second with 31%.
Market research firm Canalys said on Monday it expected global smartphones to grow 82.4 percent from 114 million units in 2018 to 207.9 in 2019.
According to the report, the United States will continue to rank first among countries in terms of the adoption of smart speakers, but a large part of this year’s growth will also come from the markets of East Asia, especially China.