Multi-tasking Assistant

Smartphone AI Digital Assistant Encroaching on the Virtual Receptionist

Businesses already exist which have developed and sell Virtual Receptionist , that handle many caller needs (e.g. call routing). However, AI Digital Assistants such as Alexa, Cortana, Google Now, and Siri have an opportunity to stretch their capabilities even further.  Leveraging technologies such as Natural language processing (NLP) and Speech recognition (SR), as well as APIs into the Smartphone’s […]

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Jiminy Cricket

Beyond Google Search of Personal Data – Proactive, AI Digital Assistant 

As per previous Post, Google Searches Your Personal Data (Calendar, Gmail, Photos), and Produces Consolidated Results, why can’t the Google Assistant take advantage of the same data sources? Google may attempt to leapfrog their Digital Assistant competition by taking advantage of their ability to search against all Google products.  The more personal data a Digital […]

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AI Digital Assistant verse Search Engines

Aren’t AI Digital Assistants just like Search Engines? They both try to recognize your question or human utterance as best as possible to serve up your requested content. E.g.classic FAQ. The difference in the FAQ use case is the proprietary information from the company hosting the digital assistant may not be available on the internet. Another […]

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Siri

Hey Siri, Ready for an Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple? Guess Who’s Suing.

The AI personal assistant with the “most usage” spanning  connectivity across all smart devices, will be the anchor upon which users will gravitate to control their ‘automated’ lives.  An Amazon commercial just aired which depicted  a dad with his daughter, and the daughter was crying about her boyfriend who happened to be in the front yard yelling for […]

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Composer

AI Personal Assistant Needs Remedial Guidance for their Users

Providing Intelligent ‘Code’ Completion At this stage in the application platform growth and maturity of the AI Personal Assistant, there are many commands and options that common users cannot formulate due to a lack of knowledge and experience.  Using Natural Language to formulate questions has gotten better over the years, but assistance / guidance formulating the requests […]

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Computer Room

Building AI Is Hard—So Facebook Is Building AI That Builds AI

“…companies like Google and Facebook pay top dollar for some really smart people. Only a few hundred souls on Earth have the talent and the training needed to really push the state-of-the-art [AI] forward, and paying for these top minds is a lot like paying for an NFL quarterback. That’s a bottleneck in the continued progress […]

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Artificial Intelligence

AI Personal Assistants are “Life Partners”

Artificial Intelligent (AI)  “Assistants”, or “Bots” are taken to the ‘next level’ when the assistant becomes a proactive entity based on the input from human intelligent experts that grows with machine learning. Even the implication of an ‘Assistant’ v.  ‘Life Partner’ implies a greater degree of dynamic, and proactive interaction.   The cross over to becoming ‘Life […]

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Bubble Head Bob Takes Dictation: Human Factors to Voice Recognition

As I continue to ponder why I am so adverse to text to speech, voice recognition, other than the issues I have with its inconsistent accuracy, needing to speak slowly at times, as well as crystal clearly articulate every word, without deviation, barring those issues, I still am having trouble relating to a machine.  Hold […]

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Today, an AI Application Can Take Action on Your Behalf: Good or Bad?

A neat idea, is if you give permission to a user for a specific action, an AI voice/text recognition programs could: If your tagged ‘best friend’ texts you, let’s go out tonight, and your work calendar setup for parameters 8 AM to 7 PM, and both you and your ‘best friend’ are tagged as liking […]

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