Chapter 5 Intelligent Virtual Assistants
Market: Competitive Insights
It's true that consumers accustomed to the virtual assistants
accessed through telephone trees enjoy a better experience today.
But while some hard-core fans are indeed tapping into advanced features of virtual assistants
, like controlling the lights in their homes, for the most part, "people are still using these speakers for very routine tasks," said Michael J.
A couple of years ago, Amazon Alexa was considered to be the weakest and least sophisticated chatbot or virtual assistant
on the market.
* Web client that offers visitors of a website (endusers) a rich graphic interface for communication with a virtual assistant
And if the thought of a virtual assistant
constantly listening to you does feel slightly unnerving to you, then you can set do not disturb hours.
Save costs on overheadsOutsourcing to a virtual assistant
saves companies the costs of making a new hire, not only in terms of salary, visa and health insurance, but also in the time required to advertise the position and conduct the interviews and reference checks.
The new Ask Jess virtual assistant
draws on Nuance Nina, an intelligent virtual assistant
that leverages innovative natural language understanding technology and delivers a conversational interface to web visitors which simulates human conversation.
The solution lies in virtual assistants
. Similar to Sift on an iPhone, virtual assistants
for healthcare are designed to act as an extra set of hands for today's physicians through the use of speech and clinical language understanding (CLU).
Honda Motor Company (NYSE: HMC) (TYO: 7267), a Japan-based automaker, is integrating Apple's Siri virtual assistant
into certain 2013 model year vehicles.
The concept of virtual assistants
first escalated in America but it is now a growing market sector in the UK and throughout the world with as many as 25,000 virtual assistants
Provider of virtual assistants
for business NextIT on Wednesday announced it has reached a multi-year deal with United Airlines.