digital assistant

a.k.a. personal assistant
The name for an automated, voice-activated service, usually on your smartphone (such as Siri) or as a smart home device (such as Alexa). Digital assistants can perform tasks on behalf of an individual with the help of certain user inputs and access to GPS location. These tasks include accessing the weather, stock prices, traffic conditions, schedules, news, etc., or to operate certain functions around the home such as turning off lights.

Historical perspective: By 2017, companies are already trying to figure out how to market to these machines.
NetLingo Classification: Net Software

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