Smart Assistants, why are you so dumb?

Limits and opportunities of Smart Assistant AI applications

Siri, what is the meaning of life? Alexa, what should I cook tonight? Cortana, can you help me write this article? Have you ever tried asking one of these questions to your so-called "Smart Assistant"? If so, you would have realized that your Smart Assistant is not as smart as it promises to be - sometimes it can even be a bit dumb.

Many people have started to use digital assistants in their everyday lives – but still, they tend to be disappointed by the results. Assistants misunderstand, misinterpret and malfunction. So, why is it so hard to make this most promising way of interacting with a machine work? The answer lies in the different modules that need to interweave to create a digital assistant that works perfectly. For a Smart Assistant to act on requests that are all given in natural language, a couple of things need to happen.

As ayfie is all about developing powerful big text analytics solutions, we have vast expertise in Natural Language Processing (NLP) - and therefore a profound view on this topic. In this webinar recording, the ayfie Director of Product Marketing and NLP expert Christian Schömmer shares exciting insights on the limits and opportunities of Smart Assistants.

This 30-minute webinar covers:

  • History of Smart Assistants: Where are we today?
  • Examples of when Smart Assistants go wrong
  • How do Smart Assistants work?
  • What are the limits and opportunities of Smart Assistants?
  • Q&A: Your chance to ask the expert


  • Heather Murphy
    Senior Director of Inbound Marketing @ayfie

  • Christian Schömmer
    Director of Product Management @ayfie

 

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