From what I know +Gideon Rosenblatt
is one of the key people that actually can see the future of Virtual Personal Asisstants. In many ways he had this in his mind 20 years ago. And this look
forward provides insight to what is missing for true assistant to be part of our lives. Helping us enjoy other things.
While I was enthusiastic the same way some 10 years ago in recent years I redraw myself from certain belives it can be actually done. Not because technology is not capable of doing it some day
, but because we come in 7 billion variations. And these variations are much broader then in English speaking test lab
at Silicon Valley.
As for an example in recent weeks I have tried textToSpeech
functionalities on my mobile and after much struggle got out quite dissapointed. Let's admit, my english is not perfect. But far from not understandable. But after hundred of tests I was expecting I can at least put 1 paragraph into text without typing. Well it does not work. Yet. It may be working in a Silicon Valley lab.
There are other issues which are very business related. Will people really trust
so much into the hands of giants owned by private financial institutions
? Yes, occassionally and on short term. But from my friends list, 80% will never put all their personal data into any kind of data driven system. And that includes younger generations
as well. They put Jack TheBigMack
into their names and use the social network as such.
This may be the biggest obstacle for any giant. How to really choose perfectly for me when I do not trust you my true feelings
? Not to mention my future preferations can be much altered.Schemas
which are proposed by Gideon may be the correct solution. I can trust certain providers
(booking, cultural associations) which then help me when my personal assistant contacts them. So assistant does not need to know my preference about the hotels, only booking knows.
But then again what's in here for the giant who wants all my personal data when they will not get that data from other providers (because I do not allow this in my privacy settings)? Their money depends on being my only personal assistant choice
. It should be hard for me to switch to another software which then communicates with all my allowed providers.
It is complicated. And while I would love to see my hot personal assistant to be ready for me at any time, I am not that optimistic
as Gideon on this case. I see her in about 20 or 30 years. Then I'm old enough to really need her as no real one will want to look at me perhaps. :)