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eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock and director of research Chris Keating share the latest eMarketer forecasts on the US voice assistant market. They also explain the distinction between voice assistants and smart speakers and analyze related developments from Amazon, Google, Microsoft and more.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum shares our smart speaker usage numbers for China and what’s driving growth. Watch now.

The artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem is complex and in a state of constant flux. Though far from perfect, one thing is certain: Many business leaders are already bullish about AI’s ability to improve operations. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you understand the latest trends in AI.

Because shopping on smart speakers is gaining popularity faster than expected, we’ve raised our latest forecast for smart speaker use.

As businesses work to localize their marketing strategies, advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine translation (MT) are making it easier to customize content for multinational audiences. As a result, the language services industry—which specializes in translation and localization—is experiencing a huge digital transformation, leaving translators and other language experts increasingly anxious about the future of their profession.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco addresses the drivers behind the growth of smartphone voice assistants use, like Amazon's Alexa. Made possible by Teads. Watch now.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock joins us to discuss the implications, both positive and negative, of the use of artificial intelligence in video content. What are "deepfakes," and how will they play out in politics, social media, entertainment and business?

In this episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer principal analysts Yory Wurmser and Paul Verna cover the importance of voice to marketers, the new video streaming services from AT&T and NBCUniversal, and why Airbnb is investing in TV content. "Behind the Numbers" is sponsored by LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. Listen in.

Voice search and voice control have changed our landscape over the last couple of years. Yext shares how voice is shaping the emerging customer experience and its direct impact on business of every kind.

Amazon retired its Dash button in early March, but the branded device’s end wasn't a failure. We see it as a move to shift more replenishment buying into voice commerce.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum shares our usage numbers on smart speaker models in the US, which includes a promising outlook for non-Google and -Amazon varieties. Watch now.

About 85% of consumer transactions happen inside of a retail location, but most conversational commerce companies only focus on 15% of transactions that happen online. Inmar shares why marketers don’t need to limit chatbots and other one-to-one tools to just ecommerce transactions.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom breaks out our estimates on the number of consumers who are researching products and making purchases via smart speakers, and why the absence of visuals may be impacting growth. Watch now.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom explores how often people in the US use voice assistants and the tasks driving this adoption. Watch now.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom shares our US numbers on smart speaker users, including its most popular age group. Made possible by Teads. Watch now.

As the US smartphone market decelerates, Apple and Best Buy have been experiencing slower sales growth, and we forecast that the number of smartphone users will grow just 3.0% in 2019.

Marketers are looking to chatbots to help personalize the automated aspects of customer service, but many believe the technology still has some ways to go before catching up with their expectations.

Monthly purchases made via smart speakers rose by 5.4% year over year in the US, per January 2019 data from voice tech companies Voicebot and Voicify. However, those who shopped using voice accounted for less than one-fifth of smart speaker users.

The push for more effective ad targeting remains one of marketers’ chief occupations. More than half of client-side marketers surveyed by Econsultancy and Adobe said leveraging data for more effective segmentation and targeting is among their top three organizational priorities this year.

In China, consumers can “smile to pay” in some stores, but in the US, facial recognition systems for shopping are more theory than fact. Will that change? In today’s episode of “Behind the Numbers,” we sit down with Peter Trepp, CEO of facial recognition software firm FaceFirst.