Welcome to the new age, ladies and gentleman! As we all know (or should by now), we have some new friends. Software advances in mobile technologies such as phone and tablets now come equipped with a personal “digital” assistant that conducts inquiries on our behalf. The two most prominent assistants are known as Siri and Cortana, which are products of Apple and Microsoft respectively.
These technological strides are something right out of Star Trek, in terms of the ability to actually talk to a machine and speak your command. The idea that a digital device can not only hear what we say, but responds with suggestions is something that would mesmerize the likes of our ancestors. The fact that this is an everyday tool rather than space age equipment is even more impressive.
The fact that these assistants can perform tasks such as calling, texting, emailing, searching the web, and creating reminders is very helpful to our tasks from day to day. Not only are these assistants helpful and limit our workloads, but they have a pretty good sense of humor too. This may not contribute to your chores, but it is good to have a lighthearted laugh from time to time. You can ask each assistants funny questions such as “tell me a joke” or “what is the meaning of life” and you will typically get a unique and humorous response. (pocket-lint, 2015)
All things considered, the possibilities are endless for whats in store for the future of these digital personal assistants!
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