Study: 75% of Canadians Have Said Please, Thank You To Voice Activated Assistant

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Study: 75% of Canadians Have Said Please, Thank You To Voice Activated Assistant

Post by IceCube » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:17 pm

Conducted during the early weeks of Canada’s lockdown measures put in place to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19’s spread, CIRA’s Internet Factbook 2020 survey is more than just an update on our collective online behaviour – it’s a small looking glass that reflects how life has changed. And it looks like life involves a lot more use of the internet – for everything from working remotely, to staying connected to loved ones, to binge-streaming Netflix, and cursing at our voice-activated assistants. The internet has become an integral component of each Canadian’s average day while sheltering in place.

More Canadians may be starting their day by turning off the alarm on their voice-activated assistant. More than one-quarter of Canadians now own such a device, an increase from 19 per cent in 2019. When the alarm is finally quieted, Canadians may ask their voice-activated assistant to listen to the radio, some music, or a podcast, as 13 per cent of Canadians say they use the devices for this purpose most often.

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Before bed, it might be time to finally take a break from the internet, as one in five Canadians say they do daily. However, others might be setting up for yet another Zoom call, as 29 per cent of us never make that attempt to disconnect. Canadians of this ilk point to the need to stay connected with family (41 per cent) or friends (36 per cent) as the main reason for staying wired.

As we drift off to sleep, perhaps one more conversation with our voice-activated assistant is in order. One-quarter of us admit to having a full-fledged conversation with Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant. We’ll most likely be polite as we chat, with three-quarters of Canadians saying they have said “please” and “thank you” to their voice-activated assistant.

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How Canadian. XD

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