Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa are some of the more popular AI assistants that you can use today. While they are not going to replace your secretary anytime soon, it seems to be the ultimate purpose for these applications. The current common features include voice recognition, help and assistance using the particular operating system, local file searches, playing media, carrying out web searches to answer queries, scheduling events/ meetings/calls, setting reminders etc. These rudimentary AI systems are expected to evolve into more involved personal assistants managing your work and your life for you, leaving you to concentrate on the things that really matter.
Even though Microsoft’s TAY AI Chatbot was a bit of a disaster on twitter, the experiment has proved that in the near future Artificial Intelligence Driven Personal assistants will be able to talk like humans, take calls, perform customer interaction and customer support, all on their own.
-Triman S Bhullar