Stopping short of being able to task them with running out to grab you your ‘very necessary’ latte from your favorite coffee shop around the corner, digital personal assistants have already becoming embedded into how we navigate our lives each day. From placing appointments and the ever-important corresponding reminders on your calendar, to helping you to navigate your travel plans, artificial intelligence has emerged as a necessary aspect of how we interact with our technologically-based devices.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is, to put quite simply, the programmed, simulated ability that machines have to perform intelligent tasks that mimic rational thought and human action. Below are three digital personal assistants from varying industries that are powered by artificial intelligence and are making waves in how people navigate their daily lives:
Acquired just a few months ago by financial powerhouse American Express, Mezi is a great tool for busy professionals and frequent travels who need help to coordinate their travel amidst a number of other priorities. It is a AI-powered personal travel assistant that focuses on travel as an experience, rather than as a drab responsibility, especially for corporate travel.
While the finalizations of bookings are forwarded to human assistants to complete, Mezi’s chatbots are capable of automating more than 50% of the conversations initiated by users, whether they focus on flights, hotels, or dining. It undoubtedly saves a massive amount of time that many do not want to spend hunting down the best deals having Mezi do most of the work. With partnerships with various other travel-focused intermediaries like Priceline and TripAdvisor, bookings can be made directly from the SMS-like interface.
Going a bit further than just utilizing robust artificial intelligence known on the market today, Aigo.ai Inc. has leveraged the complex programming to be found in blockchain technology to produce a highly-intelligent, adaptive, and uber personal digital assistant that is smart enough to continuously adapt to the needs and goals of the user.
With more than five AI psychologists on their team to help the continuing advancement of Aigo’s cognitive capabilities, this digital assistant has a unique cognitive architecture that gives users the prime opportunity of actually molding it to their particular needs. Compared to more chatbot-like digital assistants available on the market today, the unique and proprietary cognitive architecture allows it to understand context, breakdown complex sentences, as well as have ongoing meaningful conversation with users, making Aigo revolutionary in its own right.
According to CEO and Chief Scientist of Aigo.ai Inc., Peter Voss, his company is dedicated to a mission of “...putting hyper-intelligent and hyper-personal assistants to everyone, we see ourselves as the Amazon of conversational interface for applications ranging from consumer products to automotive assistant to being a co-pilot of an enterprise software.”
The Aigo team illustrate their commitment to continuously evolving the cognitive capabilities of their “Personal, personal assistant” by curating the AigoToken Community where “...forward-looking, passionate users, creators, and traders of Aigo intelligence...” can come together to leverage the Aigo platform, while monetizing their skills through teaching specialized knowledge and skills (for Aigo), which can then be sold or licensed to other users.
One of the most attractive features of Aigo, is the fact that each user’s data is legitimately owned and controlled by them. This leaves no reason to worry about how your data is handled, and whether it (and your privacy) are up for sale to companies looking to have their products and services sold.
Launched in 2014 as a free automated health app for the iPhone, Lark has grown to a robust chronic-care platform that is keenly focused on providing personalized care management for individuals battling chronic illnesses. According to Lark’s CEO, Julia Hu, “Artificial intelligence the only realistic and clinically-validated way to help millions of new patients.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of all adults globally have been diagnosed with one or more chronic health conditions. With about one in four of these adults concurrently experiencing two or more of these conditions at a time, compassionate, knowledgeable, and personalized care is necessary more than ever to encourage more positive health outcomes.
Lark uses AI to provide users with 24/7 access to unlimited support and the right tools to properly manage their chronic conditions. With programs such as Wellness Lifestyle Coaching, Hypertension Disease Management, and a national, CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program, Lark has been able to assist over a million users get back on the journey towards being their best selves.
Artificial intelligence is the new status-quo for how we are able to seamlessly navigate many aspects of our lives. From health, to travel, to more mundane tasks like setting double phone alarms to help you make it out of the house in time to beat the morning rush hour, AI is firmly rooted in its ability to make your load a little lighter. Knowledgeable and accurate help is available from a variety of companies that are leveraging the endless possibilities that AI has to offer.