News : Virtual Agents Offer ‘Siri-like’ Experience for Communicating
May 6, 2014, Milpitas, California -- noHold announces that it has been working with a number of manufacturers to prove that Virtual Agents augment the Internet of Everything (IoE). With a working version already able to communicate with wearable technology, noHold Connect will change the way that humans interact with the IoE.
According to a recent article published by Computerworld, "Analysts expect not only an explosion of wearable devices in the next three years, but an explosion of mobile apps of all kinds. Research firm Gartner last year predicted that wearable devices will drive half of all app interactions by 2017, a startling prediction, but one that Gartner believes was reinforced by the flurry of wearable devices shown at International CES." One analyst mentioned that "virtually all vendors are choosing mobile apps to interact with the way we will us a wearable device."
The scenario that noHold described in a Press Release about noHold Connect and the IoE, is coming to fruition. noHold Connect augmenting the IoE is about focusing on bringing the human element to the future of interconnected living, while making consumers less dependent on multiple apps. When the average consumer purchases a wearable fitness bracelet, he/she will expect to be able to interact with it from a conversational standpoint. Today, a conversation with noHold’s Virtual Butler sounds like this: The end customer asks, "Can I eat cake?" and gets a real response based on the data collected by the devices such as carbohydrate and glucose intake. The response from the Virtual Butler is, "Sorry! Based on your glucose level, you cannot eat the cake."
Similarly, a wearable device capturing data about sleep patterns is now able to communicate with noHold’s butler. If asked, "How much deep sleep did I get," the butler retrieves information about last night’s sleep quality, and interprets that data into a response such as, "You had 2 hours and 46 minutes of deep sleep last night."
This is just the beginning; consumers will expect similar experiences when setting and managing appliances such as a coffee makers, thermostats, etc. as well as conducting common daily chores like checking the automobile’s oil level, making an appointment at the nearest auto shop, while scheduling the recording of a favorite TV program.
"In the near future, communicating with technology and our surroundings [especially devices] will be the norm. Voice and text interaction with our environment is not just a marketing ploy; it’s happening. There is a real paradigm shift that’s taking place, and the technology has been validated by industry leaders such as IBM Watson™, Apple(R), Cisco(R), and more.
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noHold provides Virtual Assistant solutions. A Virtual Assistant (also known as a Virtual Agent, or Automated Chat Agent) is a self-service application that interacts with website visitors by answering questions about your company's products and services.
Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014