Assignment on Virtual Assistants
Added on - 21 Apr 2020
Running head:MOBILE VIRTUAL ASSISTANTSMobile Virtual AssistantsNam of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthors note
1MOBILE VIRTUAL ASSISTANTSAbstractVirtual mobile Assistants are considered as the next generation User interface (UI) for mobileand smart device users. Virtual mobile assistants are administrations or services provided by thetechnical giant organizations to take care of the regularly expanding demand by the smart deviceusers for connectivity and mobility. This new age of services enable the users to remotely accessand manage their data utilizing speech recognitions technique over the smart devices. Virtualmobile assistants responds to conversational voice commands and conveys a single point thatflawlessly connects with an extensive variety of data. These virtual mobile assistants are able tocontrol the phone calls, deals with the individual exercises through timetable, empowers theusers to their tsk managers by the means of voice interface. The following paper contributes tothe emergence of the virtual assistants, technology and concept behind this technology securityas well as privacy issues due to the use of these devices. More over the benefits of thistechnology, limitations of virtual mobile assistants and its future scope is also discussed in thedifferent sections of this report.
2MOBILE VIRTUAL ASSISTANTSTable of ContentsIntroduction3Mobile virtual assistants4Emergence of Mobile virtual assistants4Technology and concept behind its functionality4Components used5The general arrangement of components7Literature Review8Security and privacy issues9Issue 19Issue 210Issue 310Issue 411Lessons learned11Reasons behind its popularity11Benefits of it12Limitations13Issues impacting its future13Possible feature of this technology13Conclusion15References16
3MOBILE VIRTUAL ASSISTANTSIntroductionA mobile virtual assistant canbe definedas the software agents in the handheld mobiledevices.The mainfunctionality ofthis virtual assistantlike Cortana, Siri, and Google Now is tohelp the users of the device to have a single point entry by using the voice input accomplishdifferent tasks using the applications (such as searching, messaging etc.). Progress in the field ofthe AI (artificial intelligence), natural language processing and neural networks made it easier forthesmart phoneusers to easily accomplish different types of tasks only via providing the voiceinstructions. As mentioned by Webster et al. (2014), this type of software agents/applicationaretheableto answer user’s questions, provide recommendations for some specific tasks. Inaddition to that,these agentsare also capable of performing actions as theresponse tothe user’svoice request while interpreting the request using the natural language processing.All the virtualassentsare mainly are mainly developed using the principles of naturallanguage processing.This virtual assistantor the software programsutilizealgorithmsin ordertotake in to consideration the specific components from the sentence provided as input to theassistant and then matches with the most suitable output for theusersquery or request(O'Sullivan & Grigoras, 2013).This agentalways collects contextual information about its userin order tomanage and plan tasks for the user. The virtual assistants mainlyusesthe semanticweb technologies as well as different open data which are available on theInternet.On the otherhand,the contextual information about the userarethe calendar, location,time, appointments with others individuals, relations among different tasks as well asdecomposition between them,historyoftasks,user-specificinterests fordifferenttasks.