- Date 2 Aug 2021
A decade ago, consumer use of the internet was limited to home computers, some smartphones, and a very small number of tablets. Today, consumers are connecting a wealth of different devices – everything from smart TVs and smart security cameras through to smart speakers, thermostats, and smart kitchen appliances. In the coming years, many of us will drive cars that are permanently connected to the internet. In our kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms, there are already 400 million smart speakers installed, according to the latest Canalys forecasts, and the numbers are rising exponentially. These devices also often use a voice assistant connected to a cloud service.