Virtual Assistants These technologies help us carry out tasks at home, find solutions for day-to-day life, and even improve our health.


The development of technology has motivated us to avoid doing many tasks that we usually do at home or work. One of the supports that evolved rapidly in this regard is virtual assistants. Which also generate a series of solutions in various fields and services.

Based on the internet of things and artificial intelligence,  virtual assistants have led us to a life model with great prominence of thinking objects and intelligent speakers and voice assistants installed in homes.

A virtual assistant is a software manager that helps computer system users by automating and performing tasks with minimal human-machine interaction. The interaction between a virtual assistant and a person must be natural: A person communicates using the voice, and the virtual assistant processes, interprets and responds in the same way.

An intelligent virtual assistant is a software-like agent that can perform tasks or offer services to an individual. And also These tasks or services based on user input data, location awareness, and the ability to access information from various online resources: weather, traffic, news, stock prices, user hours, retail prices, etc.

Growth In Virtual Assistants

One of the critical aspects of an intelligent personal assistant is its ability to organize and maintain information. This includes handling emails, calendar events, files and so on.

Also, virtual digital assistants (VDAs, Virtual Digital Assistants, in English) are one of the artificial intelligence segments with the highest growth projection in the short and medium-term. The market volume is expect to reach 5,216 million dollars in 2018 and multiply by three in 2021.

The progress of recent years in natural language processing, conversational interfaces, automation, machine learning. And also  deep learning processes has allowed virtual assistants to become increasingly intelligent and helpful.

Examples of personal assistants are Apple’s Siri, Braina, Google Assistant, Google Now, Amazon Echo, Microsoft Cortana, Samsung’s S Voice, Voice Mate, Silvia, and HTC’s Hindi. And Samsung’s Bixby.

How Is A Virtual Assistant Defined?

A virtual assistant is a software system agent that offers services and helps automate and perform tasks with a synthetic voice. These benefits will be based on the data we will give you, such as our name, place of residence, preferences in the use of services, location, etc.

Functions Of Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants are capable of performing tasks such as:

  • find phones
  • Find store recommendations
  • Translate sentences into other languages
  • make emergency calls
  • Search the Internet
  • Execute mathematical operations

Virtual Assistants: How Have They Evolve?

  • Virtual assistants started in 1961 with the IBM Shoebox, which allowed you to run digital voice recognition.
  • In 1970, the United States Department of Protection, And also together with Carnegie Mellon University, created Harpy, a digital system capable of recognizing several words similar to those of a three-year-old child in his vocabulary.
  • In 1990, staff from Microsoft, IBM, Philips and Lernout & Hauspie integrated digital voice recognition into their system. And also 1944, IBM laid the foundations for virtual assistants as they are known today through Simon. And also the first smartphone.
  • In 2011, Apple introduced its first intelligent virtual assistant installed on a smartphone as a prominent feature of the iPhone 4s. This computer person helps users through language processing and artificial intelligence.
  • And In 2012, Google launched its software under the name of Google Now.
  • In 2014, Amazon introduced Alexa, its most successful home assistant of 2017.

Although You Are Probably Familiar With Some it , We Present The Most Popular And Demanded By The Masses.

  • Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant
  • Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant
  • Google Now, Google’s intelligent assistant
  • Bixby, Samsung’s virtual assistant
  • Alexa, Amazon Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistants In Health

Now, the use of virtual assistants is also adapting to the situation. Health solutions are the one proposed, for example. By a  proposal by two young Spaniards that report in real-time the information obtained from patients and send a notification when a risk situation is detected.