According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, “Voice-activated assistants with artificial intelligence are moving from the home to the office.”
“Whether for work or home, intelligent assistants are part of a trend that has brought voice-control capabilities to such devices as cellphones, connected cars and certain home appliances. Apple Inc. introduced voice-recognition technology to customers’ pockets with the release of iPhone 4s with Siri in 2011.”
“Market research has shown that many workers say they are ready for an AI-based office assistant. In a 2016 survey of workers’ attitudes toward technology conducted by Dell Inc., Intel Corp. and consultants Penn Schoen Berland, 30% of employees around the world chose “digital helper” as the potential use of artificial intelligence that they would be most excited about in their jobs.