May 20, 2020 - by Synoptek
Recent advances in AI have opened up a new avenue of organizational excellence in the form of worker productivity enhancement. AI virtual assistants have become an integral part of the AI ecosystem, allowing the workforce to carry out of a multitude of tasks: from scheduling meetings to organizing work, following up with peers to automating mundane everyday tasks. AI assistants are enabling employees to move away from repetitive tasks and focus on more interesting, strategic and impactful tasks.
AI virtual assistants have come a long way from Siri and Alexa; today, they have opened up several possibilities within the enterprise landscape. However, have you ever wondered about the science behind Siri? How does Siri or other AI virtual assistants understand human speech? What makes them so smart? How are they able to act based on the instructions they have been given?
AI Virtual Assistants are built on a robust AI technology foundation that allows them to fulfil human requests with ease. Some of the components include:
This software converts human audio into a text transcription that is understandable by the AI Virtual Assistant.
These capabilities allow the virtual assistant to understand commands and deduce meaning – irrespective of how the instruction has been provided.
Keep track of the context and the conversation and provide a suitable response back to the user using a text-to-speech converter.
Despite the many differences, there is a lot of ambiguity associated with AI virtual agents and chatbots, with many using the terms interchangeably. Here are some key differences:
|Automated AI programs used to interact with humans||Digital AI agents that assist humans in performing day-to-day tasks|
|Play a crucial role in customer service||Assist in daily activities|
|Can be programmed only for a handful of repetitive tasks||Can be programmed for a wide range of different tasks|
|Typically, text-based||Typically, speech-based|
|Lack understanding of human emotions||Can understand human emotions as well as the intent behind user command|
|Cannot remember the context of conversations||Can have dynamic, enriched conversations with humans|
|Cannot have long conversations with humans||Can have long conversations with humans|
|Can respond only to questions they’ve been programmed for||Can respond to unpredictable questions|
|Fail to respond if there is a change in language or phrase||Can respond irrespective of what language is used|
Contrary to popular belief, AI technology can aid humans in carrying out daily tasks while facilitating business decision-making. AI virtual assistants are a great investment to businesses looking to eliminate mundane tasks or improve the productivity and efficiency of the workforce. Using AI virtual assistants, companies can:
In a digital world where organizations are looking to dash to the finish line, technologies like AI can aid in streamlining business processes, enhancing employee productivity, and driving customer satisfaction. Given the many capabilities across contextual human speech recognition and analysis, AI virtual assistants are quickly being integrated into the business landscape. They are now paving the way for smarter, more efficient business outcomes.
Interested in launching an AI virtual assistant through Dynamics 365? Contact a Synoptek expert today.