Mail.Ru will release its smart column next year – review

Company Mail.Ru Group plans to release to market your own smart speaker with voice assistant “Maroussia“. This will happen in the first quarter of 2023. As the general director of the company, Boris Dobrodeev, said, some employees already have some copies.

He also noted that the popularity of voice services and input systems is growing, and users are increasingly striving to simplify interaction with computers and systems.

The company will integrate the Maroussia voice assistant into the column, and will also present it as a separate application. This will be the answer “Alice“And”Yandex“. It is the Russian search engine that is so far the monopoly of domestic smart speakers on the Russian market.

According to analysts, by the end of 2019, 320 thousand of such devices will be sold in Russia. And next year, three-fold growth of this segment is expected. In addition, the decision of Sberbank may appear on the market, which is also working on its own column with a smart assistant.