I remember back in 1995 when working in the Executive Suite industry, and attending an international ESA [now GSA] conference in Seattle, Washington, as an attendee and presenter for the Virtual Assistant called Wildfire. Everyone in the industry from across the country was so excited about it, and it became a lesson for me of the importance of “due diligence” since the service soon collapsed for unknown reasons and I was very fortunate at being so conservative and having not committed to anyone for providing the service.
It was such an exciting tool and whatever has happened to it, i do not know, but here is more news on that front of great interest to me, especially since it has been lurking for over twenty years!
Voice to Become the Personal Assistant, Technavio Predicts: Research firm Technavio has identified three trends in speech technologies that will alter the landscape through 2019.
Phillip Britt posts on March 14, 2016, on the SpeechTechMag blog: “By 2019, voice recognition will evolve into personal assistants, data security and privacy issues will still linger, and voice verification will be integrated with speech recognition, according to the latest report from research firm Technavio.”