Virtual Assistant

What is it?

A virtual assistant or intelligent personal assistant is a software agent that can perform tasks or services for an individual based on verbal commands. Sometimes the term “chatbot” is used to refer to virtual assistants generally or specifically accessed by online chat (or in some cases online chat programs that are exclusively for entertainment purposes). Some virtual assistants are able to interpret human speech and respond via synthesised voices. Users can ask their assistants questions, control home automation devices (IoT) and media playback via voice, and manage other basic tasks such as email, to-do lists, and calendars with verbal commands.



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