So we know what a personal assistant means, But what's a Virtual personal assistant? Let's find out.
A young woman decides to travel alone for the first time in her life. Terrified and clueless, yet excited, she decides to take help. But who can she go to? When most people hear a young woman say she’s going to travel alone, the usual questions are - “Why?” “Don’t you want to wait for your PARTNER to go with you?” “Have you seen the movie Taken?” “Aren’t you scared?” “HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIE TAKEN?”
So, she starts texting on her phone but it’s neither a travel agent nor a friend. After she fills in a few basic details, she gets a ping on her phone with hotel recommendations, flight ticket options, itinerary suggestions, deals and promotions that she can use. She slips her phone back in her pocket and continues with her day. Who could be this special someone, or something?
What is a virtual personal assistant?
Gone are the days when only a few could afford to have personal assistants to do all the small tasks that you feel kill your time.
Now AI is taking over the world with chatbots and online assistants. AI is becoming more realistic and easily accessible like never before.
Imagine, you’ve booked a cab but the driver cancels. Your personal bot will see this and book another cab to the same location, without you having to lift a finger. Or imagine you plan to attend a concert happening in your town - just have your virtual personal assistant do it. The bot will crawl into the online resources for the event happening, find out ticket details, find the date, time, and location of the event happening, suggest places nearby that you can go to, and much more. Give your bot the "yes," and it will make all the necessary arrangements so that all you have to do is show up. Recruitment Chatbots will be faster, more accurate, and less expensive than hiring a real person.
Too good to be true? Well, believe it.
11 sectors where chatbots act as a personal assistant
These are just a few examples of how chatbots help through industries and people. Like time, it’s forever evolving and improvising with limitless possibilities. So don’t miss out on the chance to help, engage and automate your tasks with this sweet little virtual personal assistant. We hope you found this blog helpful.
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