5 Best Articles on Virtual Assistants
The most useful articles on virtual assistants from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 3 Virtual Assistants Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on virtual assistants by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- The Metaverse Is Coming And It’s A Very Big Deal
- Hey Google … what movie should I watch today? How AI can affect our decisions
- What if You Could Outsource Your To-Do List?
These are some of the most-read articles on virtual assistants.
Hey Google … what movie should I watch today? How AI can affect our decisions
Leading tech companies are increasingly using AI to influence our behaviour. But how persuasive do we find virtual assistants?
How gendered voice assistants are hurting as they help
Why do the companies developing, marketing, and selling virtual assistants tend to label their devices as women? And what does this mean for humans?
The Metaverse Is Coming And It’s A Very Big Deal
So what happens when the world becomes a billboard, robots have spatial reasoning and virtual assistants own the relationship with the consumer? The metaverse is coming and it's a very big deal.
What if You Could Outsource Your To-Do List?
Virtual assistants are one click—but often one continent—away. A new industry for bringing order to our work lives could shift the order of our workforce.
Why virtual assistants fail and how to fix them
If you are thinking deploying virtual assistants for customer care, here's how to build a frictionless experience for users.
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