Voice Queries Begin to Replace Typing

One in five online queries on mobile are made via voice instead of typing. This was one of Mary Meeker’s top takeaways in her 2017 Internet Trends Report. Google’s machine learning algorithms for detecting and responding to speech have improved a mind-boggling 20% from 2013. And, according to Meeker, Google is now able to understand human language with 95% accuracy. (Recode, 5.31.17)