Intelligent Personal Assistants
Despite human-machine interaction becoming ever more natural, many interfaces are not actually suitable for everyday use. Smart assistants help to bring communication into a form humans are used to: conversation. Applications are given a voice or even a face to simulate conversation. At the same time, they flatter us with the feeling of being available to help. Speech recognition and user profiling ensure a particularly personal user experience. Although smart assistants have mainly been used on mobile devices up to now, they will also find use on many input devices in the future.