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Intelligent personal assistants (Computer software)

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    • Agents, Intelligent personal assistant (Computer software)
    • Agents, Personal assistant (Computer software)
    • Assistant agents, Intelligent personal (Computer software)
    • Assistants, Intelligent personal (Computer software)
    • Intelligent personal assistant agents (Computer software)
    • IPA agents (Computer software)
    • IPAs (Computer software)
    • Personal assistant agents (Computer software)
    • Personal assistants, Intelligent (Computer software)
    • Virtual personal assistants (Computer software)
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    • found: Work cat.: Saltzman, M. Siri for dummies, ©2012:p. 8 (Siri can best be described as a personal assistant that resides on your iPhone 4S, all controlled by your voice instead of your fingertips; both software and a service; speech-to-text translation; also text-to-speech technology)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 8, 2012(Intelligent personal assistant. An intelligent personal assistant is a mobile software agent that can perform tasks, or services, for an individual based on user input, location awareness, and the ability to access information from a variety of online sources (such as weather or traffic conditions, news, stock prices, user schedules, retail prices, etc.). A pioneering example of such an agent is Apple's Siri.)
    • found: Learn more about Siri, via Apple website, May 8, 2012(Siri is the intelligent personal assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. It allows you to use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. But Siri isn't like traditional voice recognition software that requires you to remember keywords and speak specific commands. Siri understands your natural speech, and it asks you questions if it needs more information to complete a task.)
    • found: 10 emerging technologies, via Technology review website, May 8, 2012(Siri is working on virtual personal-assistant software; virtual personal assistant; intelligent software assistant)
    • found: Pokojski, J. IPA--concepts and applications in engineering, c2004:table of contents (Intelligent personal assistant; Intelligent personal assistant software)
    • found: An intelligent personal assistant for task and time management, 2006, via WWW, viewed May 8, 2012:p. 7 (an effective intelligent assistant should be aware of other individuals and their assistants with whom the user needs to interact, and facilitate collaboration with them) p. 19 (personal assistant agents)
    • found: Garrido, P. Adding semantic Web knowledge to intelligent personal assistant agents, 2010?, via WWW, viewed May 8, 2012:p. 1 (Intelligent Personal Assistant (IPA) agents are software agents which assist users in performing specific tasks. They should be able to communicate, cooperate, discuss, and guide people; IPA agents; Intelligent Agents (IAs) are autonomous entities provided with an initial knowledge and with the capability of learning to achieve their goals) p. 2 (IPA agents are software agents which assist users in performing specific tasks. They should be able to communicate, cooperate, discuss, and guide people. One significant difference between IPA agents and IAs is that IPAs collaborate with the user in different ways, and in virtually unlimited tasks and applications, by hiding the complexity of difficult tasks, performing tasks on behalf of the user, and teaching the user to monitor events and procedures.)
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    • 2012-05-08: new
    • 2012-07-31: revised
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