Personal Assistant

December 14th, 2008

We now have connectivity virtually 100% integrated into our lives.

Through wifi, 3g, broadband we can connect for the most part of our day.

We have seen the rise of I want Sandy, the personal assisant bot.

However I think this is just the start, how about:

  • Sending a dm / txt of each item of food you consume, then get a weekly summary or calorie intake, spikes, drops, improvements.
  • Same with exercise.
  • Reminder services already exist (with Sandy) but how about people assistants, ie ‘can you ring me on the 30th to remind me to do my gst return’.
  • Research, can you research Jesse James and give me a 2 minute rundown of him, in time for my meeting. ¬†(Tremendously helpful for when meeting a new company or networking)
  • Share all this with your friends / family.

This would be absolutely fantastic and be of huge huge value to small groups.

Project Management, running virtual organisations, charity groups.

This would be the step between basecamp and real life.

Absolute magic! Can we do it now? Yes we can. ¬†Just need someone to do it for us…..

(btw is this the Twitter monetisation play? Possibly).

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2 Responses to “Personal Assistant”

  1. Steven Says:

    You know there is this service called GetFriday, based in India who do something like this. I tried it out and it was the single worst experience I’ve ever had in the history of spending money to get people to do things for me. Still it’s a good idea, if the quality is there.

  2. Ben Young Says:

    That there is, but I think a combination or using AI / bot technology to add value, vs always having a person on the other end is the ideal way. Easier to grow and bulid a business too.



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