Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Flirt with your smartphone Virtual Assistant!

Secretary : Pretty secretary in the office. Vector illustration Stock PhotoOne day in the chilly October evening, Adam was in his office busy with a meeting.  His smartphone beeped and vibrated.  As he picked up the phone to check for any text message, he found a virtual card that not only told him that it was time to leave for home, but drew a route map he could take, the traffic condition en-route and the approximate time of travel to reach home.  The card was from Google Now, a virtual assistant built-in the smartphone working on Android platform.

Virtual assistant is the buzzword with smartphones nowadays.  The virtual card observes for a few days the user's routines at home and in office/business and  understands his travel movements, food habits, morning workouts, etc.  Thereafter it provides multiple services such as reminder for various activities like morning alarm, jogging time, meeting schedules in office, appointments with customers, acts as path finder with traffic condition, finds out the nearest restaurant for a quick bite, reminds you to talk to your wife during the course of the day, etc.

Apple's iPhone has a  virtual assistant known as Siri.  It has an attractive personality and is much better in understanding conversations.  It understands English, Japanese, Mandarin, German, Italian, Spanish, Cantonese, French and Korean.  The flashy personality says "I love you" to its Master!

Advance versions of virtual assistant gets the score of your favorite team instantly, cracks jokes for mood change and be emotionally in sync with you.  It can take your voice command and perform wonders.  Scientists are busy innovating more advanced virtual assistants who can understand your mood and influence conclusions on the basis of what is heard.

It won't be a surprise if wives envy the virtual assistants of their husbands' smartphones in the near future!

1 comment:

  1. And all the while big brother is tracking your every movement. That's the scary part. The rest sounds pretty good.

    Have a terrific day. :)