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Speech and Voice Recognition Market is Rising

More frequent use of advanced technologies in diverse industries such as healthcare, banking, medicine, and others is promoting the growth of the global Speech and Voice Recognition Market says Fortune Business Insights in their new study.

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As per the report, the global Speech and Voice Recognition Market, which was valued at USD 6.9 Billion in 2018, is projected to rise at a CAGR of 19.8% and reach a value of USD 28.3 Billion by the end of 2026.

What is difference between voice recognition and speech?

The difference between voice recognition and speech recognition may seem arbitrary, but they are actually two key functions of virtual assistants. Essentially, voice recognition is recognising the voice of the speaker whilst speech recognition is recognising the words said.

Drivers & Restraints

Voice Controlled Devices to find Application in Various Sectors

Various factors are responsible for the growth of the global speech and voice recognition market. Speech and voice recognition helps to recognize phrases or words and converts them to a machine-readable format. Users can control devices with the help of speech and voice as the audio and text received by such devices automatically gets converted into a machine-friendly format, making it easier for humans to operate devices without having to indulge time and effort by operating other devices such as a mouse, keyboard, and others. This is a major factor promoting the growth of the global speech and voice recognition market and is anticipated to continue doing the same during the forecast period.

Voice-controlled systems are increasingly used in smart cars, smart speakers, and other applications. Voice-controlled and speech-recognition systems are applicable in several industries such as the smartphone industry, assistance applications, embedded devices, dictation appliances, and others. As per the Adobe Analytics Survey, voice recognition used on smart speakers and smartphones today is mostly used for searching music, fun questions followed by online search, maps and directions, weather forecasts, news, and others. This indicates a remarkable speech and voice recognition market growth in the forecast duration.


However, the market may face rough waters in terms of lack of speech or voice accuracy and impaired speech. Such problems may not help the devices recognize command over voice or speech, and this may cause hindrance to the speech and voice recognition market revenue in the forecast duration.

Nevertheless, voice and speech recognition can be installed in other electronic devices such as mixers, grinders, thermostats, refrigerators, and others in the future and this is anticipated to create lucrative growth opportunities for the global market in the long run.

Top Voice Search Statistics for 2021

  • Google reports that 27% of the online global population is using voice search on mobile.
  • eMarketer predicted that over a third of the US population (111.8 million people) would use a voice assistant monthly in 2019, up 9.5% from 2018.
  • ComScore reports that more than half of all smartphone users are engaging with voice search technology in 2020.
  • A Gartner stud predicts that 30% of all browsing sessions will include voice search by 2020.
  • Voicebot.ai. reports that over half of all adults have used voice search, with 33% using voice search monthly in early 2019, jumping up from 25% in 2018.
  • According to NRP and Edison Research, 1 in 6 Americans owned a smart speaker in 2018.
  • 1 of every 4 American homes equipped with Wi-Fi owned a smart speaker in 2018, according to Nielsen.
  • According to Google, 52% of smart speaker owners keep them in a common room such as a living room. 25% of these people keep them in their bedroom, while 22% keep a smart speaker assistant in their kitchen. Among smart speaker owners who regularly use them, 62% will make a purchase using voice technology in the next month.
  • A 2018 study from BrightLocal found that 58% of consumers used voice search to find a local business in 2017, and 46% of people using voice search daily are searching for local business.
  • According to an Adobe Analytics survey, the most common voice searches on smart speakers are asking for music (70%) and the weather forecast (64%), followed by fun questions (53%), online search (47%), news (46%), and asking directions (34%).

List of speech and voice recognition providers operating in the global market:

  • Google
  • Baidu
  • Facebook
  • Amazon
  • Advanced Voice Recognition Systems
  • Apple Inc
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Brianasoft
  • Voicebox Technologies Corporation
  • Fulcrum Biometrics
  • Neurotechnology
  • M2SYS Technology
  • Sensory Inc.
  • VoiceBase
  • Auraya
  • VoiceTrust
  • Nuance Communications
  • Raytheon Company

Competitive Landscape

Leading Players are Launching Personal Assistant Devices with Voice Recognition Technology to Gain Competitive Advantage

Several companies in the global speech and voice recognition market are focussing on different strategies to remain competitive in the market. These strategies include company collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, and most importantly, new product launches.  For Instance, Nuance Communication Inc., the company launched its assistance system namely Dragon Drive, that can integrate multiple devices such as cars, different household appliances, and others. This will provide real-time alerts and reminders to people about traffic updates, working schedules, daily chores, and others through Dragon Drive. Such innovations are likely to bode well for the global speech&voice recognition market in the foreseeable future.

Regional Insights

North America to Remain Dominant with Large Scale Deployment of Smart Devices

Geographically, the highest speech and voice recognition market revenue was registered in North America. The North America market was valued at US$ 2934.5 Mn in 2018. This is owing to the large-scale deployment of smart devices and surge in adoption of technologically advanced devices such as IoT and AI that is compelling people in the U.S.  and Canada to opt for voice recognition devices. An estimate of one-third of people in developed nations such as the U.S. is anticipated to use voice recognition devices in near future. Another factor helping North American market to continue its dominance in the coming years is the presence of major company bases such as Raytheon BBN, AT & T, and others in its developed nations.

The report offers a comprehensive market overview, covering the most significant trends prevalent in the global market. It presents insights into the key growth drivers and restraints influencing the speech&voice recognition market growth trajectory.

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