Voice assistants are mainstreaming the idea of virtual assistants

September 1st, 2017

I’ve long been a user of FancyHands, a virtual assistant service.

You fire them a task, they tackle it.

You can even text them a request.

The way I think about it is, adding an extra 20-60 minutes to my day.

So I get them to tackle things like; booking tables, finding me flight combinations, doing research on potential customers, finding a cafe for a meeting, proof reading documents. It’s really up to you.

All little things that yes I could easily do, but they either let me tackle something else or stay focused.

Now, voice assistants are going to take this same concept and apply it to the masses. Apps are going to be built around these functions.

It’s a massive opportunity and a big step up. The reason it’s a reality today, is the connective tissue of the internet through APIs is so robust. Launching them 10 years ago wouldn’t have been helpful, but now at this point in time is perfect.

We talk about voice assistants at home – but really, how about them at work? Potentially massive.


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