AI Assistants Will Rise to the Occasion in 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) is slowly changing our lives, and soon, we won’t be able to perform most tasks without it. Many internet users have no idea that when they search through the likes of Google and Bing, artificial intelligence tools are working behind the scenes.
With this in mind, then, it’s clear that AI assistants could garner a major breakthrough in the year 2019. When we look at AI assistants such as Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and the Google Assistant, we see tools that are being included in everything we do.
You see, these tools make it possible for us to order pizza by simply uttering a few words. If you want to make changes to your calendar, well, no problem because they can assist in this regard. Not to mention, each time we use them, they learn and improve to make our lives better.
Now, folks will realize that ordering food, calling for a taxi, or shopping online with AI will become more streamlined in 2019 because these are regularly done. However, the companies behind these technologies must first improve language detection in order for users to feel less jaded.
Learning how we communicate is one of the most important things artificial intelligence needs to get right, and then from there, the sky’s the limit. The major companies are already working on natural language algorithms, and so far, it would seem as if Google is ahead.
Amazon, however, is leading the pack in the amount of AI assistants sold to consumers around the world. Right now, Alexa has a strong developer community, and things will only get better as the retail giant opens its API for Alexa to be included in almost anything.
Do you want a microwave with Alexa inside? No problem. The folks at Amazon created a microwave that is sold under the Amazon Basics banner for the cool price of $60, and Alexa integration is the big selling point.
It’s primarily a demonstration of what to expect as third-party hardware developers integrate Alexa inside of their products. We should see a flurry of products with Alexa inside in 2019, and no doubt the competition will follow.