Intelligent Personal Assistance. What will affect our future? Imagine what your life will look like. Does it include your own IPA?
Too far away to contemplate? How old are you now? Looking back, how quick did that time go? Were their robots and artificial intelligence 50 years ago?
Yes, we all remember as children picking up comics & books, reading science fiction and what artificial intelligence would one day look like. Never did it cross our minds those images would become daily life for us all.
But the time has already arrived, with artificial intelligence with ever increasing areas of our lives starting to incorporate Intelligent Personal Assistance.
IPA is playing its part, and over the next twenty years, their impact can only expand to a point where we will wonder how we lived without it.
Let’s look at intelligent personal assistance and what’s already there…..
- The humble computer from the 1950s has moved on in huge “leaps and bounds” to the modern day mobile devices we all carry in our pockets and bags.
- Originally the size of office blocks, now many of you wear the “humble computer” on your wrist. How many of you own the latest smartwatch from the likes of Apple, Garmin, Polar, and Google. There are many more we can choose in today’s market. We do not consider them as humble anymore.
- All our mobile devices are internet connected, generating enormous quantities of data about us. Coupled with cloud computing software algorithms means the data can recognize the patterns of choices we continually make, for example, what we purchase, when we switch on our tv. The list is endless.
- IPAs are growing in smartness, and intelligence daily. Many are learning what constitutes daily life for us. Look at how we can stop texting on our mobiles when Google searching. Ask my wife, she has ceased texting, it is all easily achieved, just by using her voice to gain the knowledge she desires.
intelligent Personal Assistance here, there & everywhere.
- Our devices and gadgets are communicating with each other. Millions of Smart Homes & businesses have keyless doors. Heating that automatically turns on when it knows you have left the office. Speakers throughout your home obeying your every command, knowing what music you like, and personalising it to your taste. Intelligent Lighting, seamlessly switching on and off, as you move room to room.
- Our cars are turning from the old petrol guzzling models to electric and driverless. Each full of new features to keep us safe. Airbags front & sides. tire pressure monitors, telematics, and accident avoidance systems.
The one I like is the DAD (Driver Attention Detection) systems, designed to analyze a driver’s characteristics, and spot signs of drowsiness or worse inattention, such as mobile use.
The vehicle will warn the driver and may even take control of the car. So, it could be said that in this case, the vehicle becomes the intelligent personal assistance to the driver.
- In the security world, Facial Recognition is transforming the way we interact with the outside world. It is starting to replace, barcodes, driving licenses, credit cards and passport controls, all with their unique biometric capabilities.
- Years ago, you and I had to queue up to pay for our groceries. Not anymore, we order online, we negotiate around stores with gadgets that record our purchases. Amazon has opened stores in the USA that allows you to record every purchase via your mobile app.
In addition, it automatically charges your pre-registered credit or debit card. They even save you the hassle of taking everything home with you. Amazon will deliver as you arrive.
What is going to emerge with IPAs soon?
IPAs are already targeted with the capabilities to produce news, reports, & content on a global scale. The healthcare systems & providers are adopting IPAs increasingly. We as patients will see enormous changes in how we experience healthcare.
Not forgetting the considerable advances to our safety in such industries as weather prediction, air traffic control, factory working, military for example bomb disposal, mining, radioactive materials removal, firefighting, chemical recognition, climate control.
If you sit back and contemplate IPAs are literally everywhere.
The title of this blog asked us to consider:
What will be the effect on our future with Intelligent Personal Assistance? Well,
A typical morning in 2038 with my Intelligent Personal Assistance.
So, let’s have some fun, I will predict a typical morning for myself in the future say 20 years from now. Yes, I will be 83. But I will be a healthy 83-year-old English version of a baby boomer.
Because we know that all those benefits from the world of IPAs are definitely going to look after me. They will not just be reserved for the super-rich. We working earthlings will have our own personalised assistance.
- During the night while I am sleeping, my new friendly Personal Assistance (let’s call him Alberto) will be working. He will know of my mid nightly visit to the bathroom, he will calculate enough lighting for me to arrive and return without any issues. Also, my also
agingcat who goes by the name of Blackie will be politely moved out of harm’s way.
- While I am busy with what comes naturally and possibly frequently for a man of my age, Alberto will be checking my itinerary for the forthcoming day. He will diligently converse with my calendar and chat away with my community of electronic devices.
- No more annoying alarm calls, Alberto will know when is the best time to wake me up ensuring I have slept peacefully prior to the nudge.
I head to the bathroom at the accompaniment of some soothing music Alberto knows I love to shave too. On this occasion, he has opted for the Hits of Coldplay 2000 to 2038.
- Alberto has by now instructed the devices in the kitchen to prepare my breakfast and switched on the wall-mounted television screen to my morning channel of news and reports. My pot of CafePlus organic coffee brewing with my cherished croissants baking away.
- Knowing in advance my schedule, Alberto has organised my wardrobe for the day. My suit recently returned from the built-in laundry service in the basement. Shoes impeccably polished and ready.
- As I move from the bathroom, the music goes silent. Followed by, the moment I have entered the bedroom, it miraculously returns without losing a note. Now, dressed, I turn and head to the kitchen.
- Again the music following me to the kitchen door and disappearing as the commentary on the TV comes into earshot. No remotes, no controls, no wiring, just Alberto and his magic touch.
Over the next 30 minutes, I learn of the day’s accurate weather prediction. No need for an overcoat, gloves, and scarf. Maybe my walking stick.
- My trusty IPA will remind me it’s our anniversary. Cristina is now in the bathroom with her IPA named Gladys. Knowing my wife, she has instructed Gladys to remind Alberto who has now informed me of our anniversary. All done within a blink of an eye.
- Alberto tells me he has arranged for flowers and a table booked for our lunch at CafePlus a new flag store in uptown Barcelona with my equally ageing friends Simon and David.
- It’s a bit of a risk booking dinner in the evening for two eighty-three-year-olds. We are bound to be asleep long before eight in the evening!
Virtual Reality Glasses becomes the true IPA to have in the home.
- We both have appointments with the family doctor. So at nine o clock prompt, we head to our living room. Don our Virtual Reality Glasses, and log in.
We sit down, for our sessions with the doctor, as usual, he refers to Alberto with our latest medical report. Today my blood pressure is a little high, I do not have diabetes, and apparently, my heart is still functioning.
Much to the displeasure of my Cristina, who continually informs me my tipples of Southern Comfort and Cider are going to be the ruination of my existence.
- Cristina, at the tender age of sixty-two, was informed she was half deaf and needed a hearing aid. Fast forward 20 years, Alberto and Gladys, have given her full hearing once again.
After the medical appointment, it’s off to the virtual boardroom with my ageing partners Paola and Alver. Our joint creation Calbri.com.co has thrived over the years.
All three of us live comfortable lives on earth.
Paola is often seen travelling via Virgin’s Galactic Service to our outsourcing office on the moon. There the rent is cheap.
- Gladys & Alberto have appeared with our morning medication. Apparently, it is the hour, we need to have a short nap before heading to our celebratory lunch. Even IPAs need a connection to the power supply to have their batteries upgraded.
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We the team at Calibri have enjoyed our take on our CEO’s next 20 years and his future relationship with technology. We hope you have found it interesting and entertaining.
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Describing Mike and Cristina’s celebratory lunch, not forgetting, their evening celebrations with their friends and family around the globe when they reach 83.
Of course, we must not forget their relationship with Alberto & Gladys, their two unique, wonderful Intelligent Personal Assistances.
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Mike Bowley is an Indoor Coffee Houseplant & Colombian Giftware Importer, SEO Content Writer, Baby Boomer, and published Author. He thrives on creating alliances with UK based Artisanal Cafe Owners and Garden Centers with artisanal product makers in Colombia.
He enjoys helping “Newbie” website owners. Plus, fellow Baby Boomer Online Entrepreneurs in getting organic content onto web pages and mobiles.
Mike has spent over 50 years in sales/marketing and shares his life and work between the UK and Colombia. He is a regular writer on both Viviamaridi and WattPad.
Visit his author’s website here: mikebowley.com.
October 2018 to 2038 (Re-edited before his 64th birthday.)