Virtual Assistants are getting smarter and more useful every day. These assistants have been automating our daily tasks that we used to do. However, there are so many areas that haven’t been touched. In this article, we’ll go through some of these areas.
We all know wikihow, How-to geek, and other similar websites. Although these websites are extremely valuable, they all share the same disadvantage, in that they do not consider the user’s skills, tools, and preferences. This type of advice can be automated and tailored through virtual assistants. They can ask their users about their skills, tools, and preferences. According to these answers, the assistant can instantaneously generate a tailored how-to advice that perfectly suit the user needs.
Virtual assistants (especially web-assistants) can easily step into business consulting. It has many areas that can be automated like financial advisory, operations consulting, strategy consulting, etc. These assistants can analyze and solve real business problems on their own. All companies can benefit from this type of automation. First, it’s much more convenient to disclose the business confidential information to a robot rather than a human. Second, low prices can also attract new customers who cannot afford or do not want to pay the high consulting fees. Finally, they can be available all the time to any business seeking a quick, high quality and low-cost advice.
Yes, I know, virtual assistants can neither go to the court, nor file a patent. However, they can advise and guide their users regarding the legal aspects of any problem or decision. For sure, not all legal advisory can be automated; there are some cases that need human attorney consultation. Still, automating legal advisory is a win-win for both users and attorneys. For attorneys, they can earn passive income from having virtual assistants doing their job on their behalf. It will also save them lots of time and efforts. On the other side, this service will attract new customers who are looking for quick and low-cost legal advice.
Trip planning and guidance
One of the easiest way to guide tourists is having a virtual assistant. They are available on a 24/7 basis to help its users around the world. Reaching assistants through smartphones can be convenient, time saving, and much more efficient than tour guides. They can also recommend locations, plan trips, find lowest prices, and prepare reservations based on the user’s desires.
Assets and products selection
Most product selection advisory can be automated. Ranging from machinery, vehicles, to equipment, gadgets, etc. Virtual assistants can process the user requirements and match them with thousands of products within a fraction of a second. This way, users can cut the amount of time and efforts they spend on searching for products online. In many cases, they will end with a better product for a lower price.
Most of us heard about robo-advisers like Vanguard, Charles Schwab, and Betterment. They are type of virtual assistants with focus on portfolio management. They are now growing at rate of 168% and considered one of the fastest-growing technologies of this decade. Although their market is expected to reach over $8 trillion by 2020, there are still many areas in financial advisory that didn’t get automated. This represents an opportunity for new players to get their own piece of the pie through building their own assistants.
People can build virtual assistants to give different sorts of guidance. It can automate guidance of coping with catastrophes, troubleshooting issues, decision-making problems, and much more. For example, someone might make an assistant to guide people on how to protect their houses against hurricanes. It can also guide them on how to deal with any unexpected incidents like car breakdown, accidents, etc.
Interior design automation
Yes, interior architecture and design can be automated. Virtual assistants can advise on all aspects of furnishing, flooring, and colors for the user’s home or office. They can suggest multiple designs that match their users’ taste, limitations, and budgets. Additionally, it can guide them on how to apply these designs to their home or office.
Automating interior design is beneficial for both users and designers. Interior design is relatively expensive, so by automating it, its price will be reduced. From the users’ side, they will be able to get a high quality design at much lower price. On the designers’ sides, they will be able to reach much more customers on the web. Accordingly, they will earn new income without making any extra effort.
Food recipe automation
The web is full of websites that provide food recipes. There are hundreds of them on social media as well. So, what are the advantages that virtual assistants can have over these pages and websites? Although these websites are showing articles for making variety of tasty meals, they don’t consider the user’s limitations like his/her diet, health, time to prepare, tools needed, taste, cost, etc. By automating food recipe, users will be able to find the perfect meal recipe with a single push of a button!
Exercise and weight loss advisory
There are numerous exercises that we can do to refresh our minds and bodies. For sure, not all exercises fit all bodies. For this reason, virtual assistants can find us the workout plan that fits our lives. Additionally, it can consider all other factors like age, time duration, space, etc. Based on our needs, they can suggest us set of plans to be follow. Furthermore, it can guide us on some healthy practices like sitting position, meal timing, sleeping hours, etc.
For sure, we cannot cover all the areas that can be automated in this article. There are still endless opportunities to be explored. If you’ve any questions, please post them below!