AI Voice Assistant

Introduction

Due to the rapidly increasing use of voice technology today, it’s safe to assume that people are very excited about the possibilities delivered by it. According to reports, 75% of all voice assistant users have claimed that their virtual voice assistant has become a part and parcel of their daily schedule. The biggest reason behind the popularity of voice-first devices is the unmatched user experience delivered by the voice recognition technology. Mobile phones have easily replaced calendars, calculators, notepads and now the need for human assistant.

History

It was IBM’s Shoebox Device that laid the foundation for voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Google assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri. The shoebox was the first of its kind back in 1961 and after 50 years Apple debuted Siri and Amazon its Alexa echo.

Current Scenario

Today people use their voice assistant for a variety of reasons from scheduling the entire next day’s work to merely finding out what song is playing in the background and where the next best coffee shop is. Studies have shown that people initially start using the assistant for small tasks like the above-mentioned and later find how beneficial and useful it is and start implementing it for handling day-to-day tasks. Virtual assistants can learn over time and get to know your habits and preferences, and by making use of other cutting edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, these virtual assistants can understand natural language, recognize faces, identify objects, and communicate with other smart devices and software with relative ease.

Business Aspect

Technology in general has always been so as to ease humans efforts and make life a whole lot comfortable and virtual voice assistants are indeed the future.  Not just on a personal level but even on a business front, virtual AI assistants indeed bring about an impact. Many renowned firms and brands have discovered voice assistants are perfect to allocate mundane and repetitive tasks. These extremely successful companies have invested a huge sum on their R&D department to gain them a competitive advantage and remain successful by integrating voice assistance to their daily processes and strategies and the statistics of several MNC’s have shown that ever since the introduction of AI assistants into their operation, their sales and revenue have only increased. Voice assistants are also are extremely beneficial in streamlined operations, where with incorporation of machine learning and deep learning analyses process such as data accessing reports and keeping social systems updated can be done seamlessly in day to day operation. Virtual AI assistants also remove the human error of forgetting important dates, deadlines and meeting shuffling. It goes without saying that all voice assistants when implemented effectively can improve marketing by personalizing systems extremely efficiently. They can provide an enhanced insight into the consumer and by giving the audience a unique treatment which has shown to be extremely productive they help bring in more clients and retain their existing numbers.

 Working

Most virtual assistants start with their wake words.

Eg:- Hey Siri, Ok Google

The devices are always checking for these words and activates when it has been said. While many claim there to be a privacy violation to this feature, all these systems work within the boundaries of the privacy and security laws. The virtual assistant must be connected to the Internet so it can conduct web searches and find answers or communicate with other smart devices. In some cases, toyou’re your exact result, you may have to provide certain additional information about the task you have engaged it in.

Conclusion

If the current trend is to continue then voice assistants will achieve more popularity in the next years as they are getting better in their ability to respond to voice commands and also in the applications they can perform to near cent percent accuracy. While the technology still has a long way to go to deliver super smart assistants they’ll become even more advanced and better at helping their users handle their daily tasks with the rise of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. They are also considered godsend to those with visual impairment and have only allowed more accessibility and personalization.