virtual assistant




A virtual assistant is a self-employed worker who specializes in offering administrative services to clients from a remote location, usually a home office. Typical tasks a virtual assistant might perform include scheduling appointments, making phone calls, making travel arrangements, and managing email accounts.

What software do virtual assistants use?
Google Apps is one of the most widely used business app in the world, and it’s with good reason. Their tools are intuitive, comprehensive, and make collaboration easy. Not to mention, everyone is familiar with G Suite, so there is usually no need to train virtual assistants on the software.

Mva: The multimodal virtual assistant
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Abstract The Multimodal Virtual Assistant (MVA) is an application that enables users to plan an outing through an interactive multimodal dialog with a mobile device. MVA demonstrates how a cloud-based multimodal language processing infrastructure can support mobile

Glass-Box: Explaining AI Decisions With Counterfactual Statements Through Conversation With a Voice-enabled Virtual Assistant .
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The prevalence of automated decision making, influencing important aspects of our lives eg, school admission, job market, insurance and banking has resulted in increasing pressure from society and regulators to make this process more transparent and ensure its Until now the virtual assistants (like Siri, Google Now and Cortana) have primarily been confined to voice input and output only. Is there a justification for voice only confinement or can we enhance the user experience by adding a visual output We hypothesized that

Toward a virtual assistant for vulnerable users: designing careful interaction
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The VASA project develops a multimodal assistive system mediated by a virtual agent that is intended to foster autonomy of communication and activity management in older people and people with disabilities. Assistive systems intended for these user groups have to take their

Designing personalized prompts for a virtual assistant to support elderly care home residents.
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In this paper, we present the first results of the ACT@ HOME research project which aims to develop an an artificially intelligent virtual assistant (VA) to engage and help older adults with Alzheimers disease (AD) to complete activities of daily living (ADL) more

SEVA: A Systems Engineers Virtual Assistant .
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Abstract A Systems Engineers Virtual Assistant (SEVA) is a novel attempt to bridge the gap between Natural Language Processing (NLP), Knowledge Base (KB) Construction research, and NASAs Systems Engineering domain. In this work, we propose the design of an

Building a Virtual Assistant for Raspberry Pi
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Design and implementation of a virtual assistant for healthcare professionals using pervasive computing technologies
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With the advancement of hand-held devices, wireless and sensor network pervasive computing has achieved a perfect momentum. Formerly, a requirement existed that was a serious impediment and threat to the mobility of users the necessary presence of a fixed

Investigating Siri as a virtual assistant in a learning context
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B Arend- Proceedings of 12th annual International Technology 158.64.76.181 In this paper, we address challenges arising from the use of the conversational interface Siri during a literacy activity in a learning context. On one hand, we investigate potentialities of Siri as a virtual assistant and knowledge navigator for task accomplishment. Thus, we

Processes of Reminding and Requesting in Supporting People with Special Needs: Human Practices as Basis for Modeling a Virtual Assistant
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1 The text reports findings of a case study based on the investigation of reminding activities and request practices in the specific context of supported living. These activities turn out to be highly adaptive processes that are embedded in complex assistive networks. The

Max-a multimodal assistant in virtual reality construction.
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In the Collaborative Research Center SFB 360 Situated Artificial Communicators the anthropomorphic agent Max is under development. Max inhabits a CAVE-like Virtual Reality environment where he is visualized in human size. Engaged in cooperative construction

Artificially Intelligent College Oriented Virtual Assistant
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Systems today are getting expert day by day and intend to help human in their day to day queries. Today AI is present in a variety of fields ranging from industries in manufacturing, to diagnosis in medicine technology, to customer care in public relations. There exist lots of

Automated Conversation Review to Surface Virtual Assistant Misunderstandings: Reducing Cost and Increasing Privacy.
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With the rise of Intelligent Virtual Assistants (IVAs), there is a necessary rise in human effort to identify conversations containing misunderstood user inputs. These conversations uncover error in natural language understanding and help prioritize and expedite

The virtual assistant for applicant in choosing of the specialty
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This articles purpose is automation of answer formation to the users request to the domains knowledge base. The domain the applicant chooses a specialty. Domain knowledge base is represented as a semantic network consisting of facts and rules of conclusion. It is

A conversational virtual human as autonomous assistant for elderly and cognitively impaired users Social acceptability and design considerations
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In this paper we explore how a conversational virtual human could be designed to be deployed as a socially acceptable autonomous assistive system for elderly and cognitively impaired users. In particular, we focus on a systems functionality in helping to maintain a

Beyond embodiment and social presence: preferences for virtual assistant gender and clothing style
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While introducing a human-like embodied character can enhance social presence in computing technology, it can often be poorly received because user preferences for particular appearance-based attributes are not taken into account. To investigate some of

Hey Siri, what can I tell about Sancho Panza in my presentation Investigating Siri as a virtual assistant in a learning context
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In this paper, we address challenges arising from the use of the conversational interface Siri during a literacy activity in a learning context. On one hand, we investigate potentialities of Siri as a virtual assistant and knowledge navigator for task accomplishment. Thus, we

Designing a Sustainable Virtual Assistant
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Virtual Assistants are becoming increasingly sophisticated, showing potential as a platform for a variety of collaborative activities in various future context. This exploratory study examines users intentions to use the Virtual Assistants and the factors associated with the

akeira – Virtual Assistant .
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Voice is an essential underlying component of Virtual Assistants, a differentiating factor that sets them apart from other automated tools like chatbots. Voice is quite integral as it helps cut down on chat and enhances communication process. It also helps simplify the human-machine

Natural Language Dialogue in a Virtual Assistant Interface.
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Dialogue management and language processing appear as key points in virtual assistants for e-shops, as their main goal is to assist the user both in his navegation through the shop product pages and in his search for the most appropriate product. In this paper we present

An architecture for integrating virtual sales assistant technology into E-business environments
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Major challenges of virtual sales assistant research lie in enhancing the quality of the customer consulting and in guaranteeing efficient maintenance of the product data. Current concepts lack of tight and intelligent integration options into existing business systems (like

Anthropomorphic Virtual Assistant to Support Self-care of Type 2 Diabetes in Older People: A Perspective on the Role of Artificial Intelligence.
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The global prevalence of diabetes is escalating. Attributable deaths and avoidable health costs related to diabetes represent a substantial burden and threaten the sustainability of contemporary healthcare systems. Information technologies are an encouraging avenue to

Anna: a Virtual Assistant to interact with Puglia Digital Library (Discussion Paper)
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In the last years, a huge amount of data has been released by private and public bodies as Linked Open Data. By their inner nature, these data contain rich semantic information that can be automatically processed by software agents and explored by humans via visual tools

Agents as Agents: A Virtual Assistant for Self-bookings in Travel
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The cutting edge for travel industry today is turning towards electronic commerce. It is one of the industries where business is conducted successfully on the Internet already today, and where the importance of electronic commerce is likely to grow. Consumers are offered great

Virtual Assistant for Monitoring Health Indicators
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This article briefly discusses what preventive medicine is and the basic problems of medicine nowadays. After analyzing all the problems, a solution has been found to help people take better care of their health through information technology in general and echo

Virtual assistant based recommendation system
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In the current commercial application, the e-commerce applications give the only recommendation of the particular tastes only when one is interested in a particular item. The recommendation is also very much related to the item the user is interested in. Though this

Development of a Virtual Assistant
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This article focuses on the process of developing a virtual assistant to initiate a conversation with people and address queries from a certain domain. Our ultimate goal is to design and develop an assistant which can be used in industry or academia as a trainer or/and partner

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY
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Medical emergencies cannot be predicted but their consequences can be mitigated by planning and preparedness. Numerous studies have shown the importance of early medical assistance to the victim in the golden hour of emergency increases the chances of survival

Review on: Virtual Assistant and Patient Monitoring System by using AI Data Science
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Technologies like Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science are getting upgraded. The advancement in available, portable, low cost handheld device like cell phones and availability of network connection has resulted in the users mobility at an

Assistant design system of urban underground pipeline based on 3D virtual city
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Urban underground pipeline is the lifeblood of urban infrastructures and it responds for fulfilling citys energy transference and material transportation. Hence, underground pipeline is an essential foundation for modern cities to run efficiently. There are various kinds of

Evaluation of a multimodal virtual personal assistant
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Nowadays mobility is a reality. The small size and the rising computational power of personal mobiles devices enable the access and the exchange of an increasingly greater volume of data and information, anywhere and anytime. Multimodal interfaces, combining

A Virtual Assistant for Space Situational Awareness
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Virtual assistants such as Alexa/Siri are now routinely used for everyday tasks. The objective of our work is to design and develop a virtual assistant for space situational awareness (VIRSA) to support command and control decision-making during space operations. VIRSA

Voice Driven Virtual Assistant Tutor in Virtual Reality for Electronic and Electrical Engineering Remote Laboratories
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The first generation of affordable consumer virtual reality headsets and related peripherals are now available. Question-Answering (QA) systems and speech recognition/synthesis has improved dramatically over the last decade. Virtual assistants, based on speech-based

Applied Learning with the Virtual Teaching Assistant .
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The relevance of a university degree depends upon the ability of graduates to apply their learning in complex problem solving situations. This ability should be taught and practiced wherever possible in the curriculum, but often requires a substantial commitment of face-to

Call-Center Virtual Assistant Using Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition
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Call center assistance is one of the many domains of activity that could be enabled by Artiô€ ©cial Intelligence. Enter Customer Recommended Interaction Software (CRIS). The idea of a virtual agent that can offer assistance during a live call or troubleshooting procedure has

A Virtual Assistant to Help Dysphagia Patients Eat Safely at Home.
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For millions of people with swallowing disorders, preventing potentially deadly aspiration pneumonia requires following prescribed safe eating strategies. But adherence is poor, and caregivers ability to encourage adherence is limited by the onerous and socially aversive

OVAL: Open Virtual Assistant Lab
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1 Executive Summary The Open Virtual Assistant Lab is formed to advance virtual assistant technology and to bring companies together to create an industrial ecosystem that protects consumer privacy and promotes open competition. The Problem. Linguistic computer

Smart Home Automation using IoT Virtual Assistant
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In this world of growing technology, it is impossible to ignore the fact that Home automation is on its horizon. It is an emerging concept and also a pre-requisite for present and upcoming generations demand. This proposed work is based on making our regular homes

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT USING LSTM NETWORKS IN INDONESIAN
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Researches into the development of virtual assistants that are human-like today were an active research that has been developed over the past few decades. Currently the generative model virtual assistant is a few steps towards artificial general intelligence, the

Sabrina: The Architecture of an Open, Crowdsourced, Privacy-Preserving, Programmable Virtual Assistant
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This paper presents the architecture of Sabrina, an open, crowdsourced, privacy-preserving and programmable virtual assistant for online services and the Internet of Things (IoT). Sabrina is built on top of Thingpedia, a crowdsourced public knowledge base of natural