Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Virtual Assistant

Edited by Ali Soofastaei

Artificial Intelligence Center

An intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) or intelligent personal assistant (IPA) is a software agent that can perform tasks or services for an individual based on commands or questions. Improving the quality of artificial intelligence (AI) learning algorithms increases the application of IVAs in different areas. The capabilities and usage of IVAs are expanding rapidly. IVAs, such as Siri, Alexa, and chatbots, help individuals and companies to make better decisions. They learn from collected historical data, and the quality of their recommendations depends on the size of the database they are using. Modern technology has provided a huge capacity for data collection and storage. This means that the new generation of IVAs can help people much better than the previous one. This book examines the applications of IVAs in different areas and presents a clear vision of how this new technology can be used in current and future activities. Chapters cover such topics as the scientific development of VA technology, generating voices for IVAs, the ethics of using IVAs, and using IVAs in banking and finance.

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Virtual AssistantEdited by Ali Soofastaei

Published: October 13th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91579

ISBN: 978-1-83968-808-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-807-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-809-6

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

859 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Introductory Chapter: Virtual Assistants

By Ali Soofastaei


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2. Generating the Voice of the Interactive Virtual Assistant

By Adriana Stan and Beáta Lőrincz


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3. Virtual Assistants and Ethical Implications

By Abhishek Kaul


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4. Group-Assign: Type Theoretic Framework for Human AI Orchestration

By Aik Beng Ng, Simon See, Zhangsheng Lai and Shaowei Lin


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5. AI-Powered Virtual Assistants in the Realms of Banking and Financial Services

By Margherita Mori


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6. Specific Wear Rate Modeling of Polytetraflouroethylene Composites via Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) Tools

By Musa Alhaji Ibrahim, Yusuf Şahin, Auwal Ibrahim, Auwalu Yusuf Gidado and Mukhtar Nuhu Yahya


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7. Intelligent Decision Support System

By Moruf Akin Adebowale


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