The Future Implications of Siri and Cortana

The Future of Siri and Cortana

The way that Siri and Cortana are being used on our iPhone and Windows Mobile devices is considered to be that of the first generation.  Meaning, we can ask either of them a simple query, and for the most part, it will be answered in a way that will satisfy us.

But, as we have mentioned before, this is only the beginning. There is much more that is being planned, and it will come to the point that the predecessors to Siri and Cortana will literally become our support in both our professional and personal lives.

Here is what is planned:

Implementation into the Smart Home:

Of course, we have all heard of Smart just about everything, but how about a “Smart Home”?  What is it exactly?  It can be defined as follows:

“Smart Home” is the term commonly used to define a residence that has appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment audio & video systems, security, and camera systems that are capable of communicating with one another and can be controlled remotely by a time schedule, from any room in the home, as well as remotely from any location in the world by phone or internet.”

Essentially, what this means is that every major item in your house which is controlled   electronically, can be turned on or off at your whim, using a centralized control panel. Keep in mind, this requires direct intervention on your part.  The idea of the Virtual Personal Assistant of the future is that it will actually make all of these decisions for you, based upon your     behavioral profile and other information/data that you submit to it.  Probably one of the best examples of this is the “Amazon Echo”. It is a loudspeaker, and in it “lives” the Virtual Personal Assistant known as “Alexa”.  The loudspeaker is located in a central position in your house, and wired to all of your electrical devices. You simply tell Alexa to turn on the TV, start the   dishwasher, and even organize your personal schedule.

The Virtual Personal Assistant will be totally embodied into us:

This is where the Virtual Personal Assistant will fit into the role of the “Internet of Things” also known as the “IoT”.  Essentially, this is a concept where an individual can be identified by their interactions with various objects in their daily lives, both on a physical and virtual level.  In fact, even at this level, the IoT can be used as a Security mechanism either by itself or in a Multimodal approach. The VPA which is anticipated to make its impact here is known as “ViV”.  This Virtual Personal Assistant is being developed by the same group of programmers that developed Siri.  But in this regard, it is anticipated that it will far surpass Siri in at least three distinct ways:

  • It will be able to answer much more complex queries, with more than one component to it. For example, rather than simply asking it how to get from Point A to Point B, you can ask it something like: “Viv, tell me how many light years we are away from the Andromeda Galaxy, and do you think that there will be any extraterrestrial life out there?”
  • Viv will be accessible to third party software developers, from which they will be able to leverage its intelligence platform.  As a result, much more interactive mobile apps will be created, not only  in the future, but existing ones will be able to get further enhanced as well.
  • It will be become the “Google” of the future.  At the present time, all queries have to be manually entered in the search box.  But it is hoped that with Viv, it will become the voice interface for anything and everything that is on the Internet.

You will be having a much deeper and more intimate relationship with your Virtual Personal Assistant:

Whom is the first person that you go to in order to have a deep conversation or to talk about something extremely personal?  Your significant other or your spouse, of course.  But in the future, this could all very well change. The VPAs of the future (including ViV) will be designed in such a way that they will become literally your “virtual spouse”.  In other words, you will be able to have much longer conversations with it, lasting for hours on end, rather than just the simple few minute queries that you have Siri or Cortana today.  For example, the futuristic VPA will help you to plan your next vacation, help you select your new doctor (even figure out which medical insurance policy is best for you), and help you to decide your next career move.  The Virtual Personal Assistant of the future will have a much more interactive interface than what Siri or Cortana possess today.  Also, they will be much more proactive in learning about you.  In other words, they will initiate conversations with you if they “see” something in the external environment that may be of interest or of of help to you in your daily tasks.  Also, the language context of the conversation will be much more sophisticated, in that most of the nuances of it will be understood by the VPA.  The bottom line is that it is anticipated the end user will have a very secure, trusting, private, and intimate relationship with their Virtual Personal Assistant-in a way that parallels the relationship with their significant other.


Overall, this series of blogs have explored the VPA world of Siri and Cortana, their security issues, and future implications.  Keep in mind that these VPAs are rather primitive forms of Machine Learning.  Their sophistication is only going to grow at a rapid clip, as the pace of the algorithm development used in them is growing quickly.

34 thoughts on “Virtual Personal Assistants – Pt. 9

  1. We all need VPAs in our different IT company and as such we can’t stop learning about it’s sophistications. For more consultation. It will be helpful to do some IT Consulting with Restructured technologies.

  2. I am both quite excited and anxious about the implementation of Virtual Personal Assistants as the future in IT. Given its many useful and powerful capabilities, a company will need to depend on a professional Los Angeles IT Outsourcing in order to harness its fullest potential.

  3. Virtual personal assistants can help us with our problems. They are part of the IT Services. When using one, there are definitely pros and cons to this.

  4. We are in an era where machines are designed to do human work. It’s the same also when it comes to IT services. We will see a huge take over in the near future by machines.

  5. Are you in need of adopting the Cortana software for your personal use,then go for this Los Angeles IT Support team. You will not only get it installed but will know all the details about it.

  6. The siri and cortana have made our lives easier and they will do more..Los Angeles MSP can educate us on the security issue surrounding the use of this software on our phone

  7. The need for VPA cannot be underestimated as an IT Outsourcing Computer Company. The best to do is follow the contents of this post then stay connected in peace with Los Angeles Managed Service Provider. Thanks for this post.

  8. The use of VPAs as an IT Service is bound to make huge strides in the near future. They will soon proliferate every aspect of our lives.

  9. It is not a secret that VPAs are here to stay. It is therefore prudent for every Computer Company to find a way of incorporating them into their operations while at the same time maintaining security and privacy.

  10. Many thanks for the very informative series on Virtual Personal Assistants. I have learnt a lot from it and I’m sure IT Service and Support teams all over will find it very helpful.

  11. VPAs are rapidly becoming a part of everything we do. Organizations that want to adopt them should do so through IT Outsourcing as it is helpful to have professionals overseeing the process.

  12. I haven’t used VPAs much. If I were to adopt them however, I would first seek the advice of a Los Angeles MSP like Be Structured to know exactly what I’m getting myself into.

  13. The embedded VPAs in our activities I a nice implementation. Thanks Be Structured Technology Group for this insight and kudos to thr Los Angeles Computer Company for their supports all the time.

  14. That conclusion hit the nail on the head. VPA’s are cool but it is still in its primitive stage. That said, I do not know if any Computer Company will take it as it is now. As for me no for now.

  15. So what are other companies waiting for get in touch with the Los Angeles IT Support team and have your VPAs adopted in for you, just the way you had wanted it.

  16. Be Structured Technology, youre just too much for sharing. To keep in mind that these VPAs are rather primitive forms of Machine Learning. To gt use to this, we have a team of experts at Los Angeles Managed Service Provider awaiting your arrival for enlightening.

  17. the virtual personal assistant is part of the service that is handled by IT Service and Support. So any problem can be handled by this company.

  18. Adopt any virtual personal assistant in your company by outsourcing the service to this IT Outsourcing in Los Angeles. You will be sure of getting a better service.

  19. VPAs are increasingly becoming incorporated into all aspects of our lives. That’s why it is more important now more than ever to engage in some IT Consulting before totally subscribing to them.

  20. Any Los Angeles Computer Company that fully adopts the use of virtual assistants should put in place stringent measures that will ensure that their are no breaches. Cyber attackers are coming up with new ways to attack VPAs.

  21. One of the things that the IT Service Support team can do is to sensitize members of their organization on the advantages and disadvantages of VPAs. This way people can make more informed decisions as pertains to VPAs.

  22. A Computer Company that uses virtual assistants stand to benefit a lot especially from their use in the Internet of Things. We truly are living in the future!

  23. Before using a Virtual Personal Assistant it is prudent to seek advice from a Los Angeles MSP like Be Structured. It is best to know everything there is to know about VPAs before using them.

  24. I know it is very important to try out the Virtual personal assistant to see if it will help ease the job but consulting first with any IT Consulting team, will help one know what is to be know in the long run.

  25. IT Services in California are used to sanitizing their employees on the needs of VPN. Guys, the future is already here. IT is taking over the world.

  26. We still have to learn more about how these softwares works with our devices, I’m sure Los Angeles IT Service,Bestructured will still help us out too.

  27. This will help the IT Service & Support area much. This is beyond what we expected to happen. Lets see what it will be like being served by this “genius”.

  28. Virtual personal assistants are quickly being incorporated into all aspects of our lives. For this reason IT Services in California need to expand to cover them.

  29. With a bit of Los Angeles IT Consulting, anyone can know all they need to know about Virtual Personal Assistants. A lot of people are still not aware of their full capabilities.

  30. Given how deeply intertwined we are becoming with VPAs, IT Services should include programs that sensitize people on the dos and donts when using VPAs. This could prove to be helpful down the line in a couple of years.

  31. This is the best time for every Computer Company to adopt use of VPAs. So much is to be gained especially since the internet of things is quickly becoming a thing.

  32. A lot of things need to be considered when thinking about starting to use VPAs for your operations. It is advisable to get the advice of a Los Angeles Managed Service Provider such as Be Structured in this case.

  33. Needless to say this is now available in the IT services in the LA area? or at least one of their options? If so then good luck to them. I do not know if this VPA will go global later on but it is a good start in their end.

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