Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and More: An Introduction to Voice Assistants

  title={Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and More: An Introduction to Voice Assistants},
  author={Matthew B Hoy},
  journal={Medical Reference Services Quarterly},
  pages={81 - 88}
  • Matthew B Hoy
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Medical Reference Services Quarterly
  • ABSTRACT Voice assistants are software agents that can interpret human speech and respond via synthesized voices. Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Assistant are the most popular voice assistants and are embedded in smartphones or dedicated home speakers. Users can ask their assistants questions, control home automation devices and media playback via voice, and manage other basic tasks such as email, to-do lists, and calendars with verbal commands. This column will… CONTINUE READING

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