Virtual Assistants program understands your conversation, replies to you, and carries out many daily tasks for you like sending mail, making a search, opening apps, reporting the news and weather, and more. The best thing of all, you can activate all this using your voice. In fact, for some of the following virtual assistants, it’s the only input they can receive.
All the major virtual assistants can make calls or send messages for you, open apps or make web searches. Let’s check what they have more to offer. Be it an assistant to give you the answers you need, to launch your apps for you via voice command, or to get an A.I. you can talk to, there’s something for everyone here.
Google Assistant is one of the most reliable and feature-rich virtual assistants for Mac. Coming from the tech giant itself, it gives you the freedom to schedule your day, enjoy your entertainment, and control your smart home devices hands-free.
You can use Google Assistant to make calls, send text messages, write emails, get quick directions, and even search an answer on Google. All you have to say is “Hey Google” and you can do an array of tasks done without even moving a finger.
2. Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa has already made a name among the best virtual assistants you can find in the market. You can use it to voice command different actions and tasks on all Alexa-supporting devices like Amazon Echo and many other smart home devices.
With Alexa at your service, you can play music, radio, or audio books, create a schedule to automate smart home devices, view and edit your to-do list, get news and weather updates, set alarms and much more. You can also call or send messages on Alexa-supported devices for free.
Sherpa is an AI-based virtual assistant that learns about your requirements and preferences and assists you accordingly. It uses intelligent algorithm based on probabilistic model to predict information that you might be interested in.
The most interesting thing about Sherpa is that the more you use it, the more it learns. Either you’re searching for movies, looking for your favorite game’s score, or trying to find food delivery options, it will provide you just what you want to know.
Here is a voice assistant by Audioburst called Robin. It’s an AI-based virtual assistant that just needs your voice command to show any kind of information or do any task that you’d require — all hands free.
Robin is especially helpful when you’re driving and want to listen to some songs or news updates etc. You can create a personal playlist of your favorite songs and weather or sports updates etc. and ask Robin to run it. You can also make calls send messages, and ask directions through voice command.
Hound is an innovative virtual assistant that enables you to take actions and control your smart devices through voice command. You can use it to discover or play music, search for any information, set alarms, check the news updates, and make calls and send text messages etc.
What’s interesting about Hound is that it can take voice commands through your natural way of talking — meaning you don’t have to be robotic in saying “OK Hound open news updates” instead you can simply say “OK Hound, what’s up in the latest news…” There’s also an option to use follow up commands to add more information to your initial request.
DataBot is an AI-powered virtual assistant that works wonders on any Android device. There are many apps and services integrated in the virtual assistant that can do a variety of tasks for you. Also, you can customize it interns of language, name, and behavior etc.
Soma of the main features of DataBot include searching answers on Google, Wikipedia, and RSS, sharing your answers on social media or through SMS, create multimedia presentations, and saving your notes, reminders, alarms, and contacts etc.
A virtual assistant for Android that helps you manage your calls, Vani enables you to handle your calls with your voice command. When you revise a call, just say “Hello” to receive it, “No” to decline it, and say “Speaker” to put it on speaker mode.
With Vani you can also send or reply a text message by saying “SMS” and it can even speak out the caller’s name. Moreover, you can customize the commands according to your liking and your own language.
Extreme is an intelligent voice assistant that’ll make you feel like Tony Stark using JARVIS. It is a friendly virtual assistant that can handle different tasks and answer just about any question from authentic sources.
You can give your voice command casually in any of the supported languages, and Extreme will pick it up and respond in a jiffy. You can also use it to find directions, get updates on your favorite sports, and even use your device’s camera. Best of all, it protects your privacy and lever lets your data leak to unknown users.
This particular virtual assistant called Voice Access is for people with disabilities. It adds greater accessibility to your Android device for people who have difficulty in using the touch screen and allows them to use their phone through voice command.
Voice Access enables you to use the voice command to navigate your phone, tap and scroll on your screen, and write or edit text. There’s also an option to check a list of commands by saying “Help” and when you want to pause Voice Access just say “stop listening”.
Android Auto is a smart virtual assistant that connects with the Google Assistant and enables you to stay focused, connected, and entertained while driving. It offers you to look for directions through Google Maps and real-time navigation and access your music apps.
The app has a simplified interface with large buttons and highly reactive voice command. There are a number of apps that you can access through Android Auto and the number is still growing. You can connect your phone to your car and use the app and any of the supported functions.