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Apple’s Siri drew everyone’s attention when it was first released in October 2011. Since then, quite a few virtual assistants have surfaced in the market, serving as instruments of automation that improve productivity. Similarly, Google Now and Amazon Alexa have even surpassed the expectation of users by adopting Natural Language Processing (NLP) to make conversations more interactive and less machine-like. From setting a simple reminder to narrating bedtime stories, these virtual assistants deliver numerous capabilities by leveraging artificial intelligence. Consider the Google assistant, which undoubtedly tops the list of smart assistants in the current day and age. Available on any device running Android 5.0 (lollypop) or above, Google assistant creates a conglomerate platform where multiple devices can be interlinked to the Google ecosystem, which in turn, synchronizes all relevant and makes them available at the fingertips of the user.
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Such an ecosystem—on any platform—can turn out to be extremely beneficial for entrepreneurs who constantly interact with multiple data sets and access information from different sources. Summoning an assistant to fetch a specific piece of information from a data set would effectively save a significant amount of time, as compared to manually retrieving it. Additionally, the sophistication of voice detection can serve as an authenticator to streamline the appropriate information to its relevant users. This would substantially increase the security of data as the user would be allowed to customize information granularly and provide need-based access to the virtual assistants in use.
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