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Siri or Google Assistant?: The impact of voice assistant anthropomorphism on consumer usage intention
thesisposted on 2022-03-29, 00:03 authored by Fatima Shahid
Voice Assistants (VAs) will play a central role in consumer living over the next decade. The fundamental decision in this regard is whether the VA should communicate with the consumers like a machine or should have human features. This research investigates the impact of human-like or machine-like tone and interaction style of VAs on consumer usage intention. This study also attempts to demonstrate how this relationship changes according to consumers acceptance to new technology and the type of the brand being warm or cold. This study extends the literature on service marketing by making recommendation on what conversational style to choose when interacting with consumers -- abstract.