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A Book Review on Artificial Intelligence Assistants by Roberto Pieraccini

Artificial intelligence is becoming popular in the tech-driven world for its assistance in multiple smart functionalities across different industries. Companies and industries are instigated to leverage artificial intelligence as an AI assistant or virtual assistant to boost productivity and complete workload efficiently and effectively. This artificial intelligence book known as AI Assistants by Roberto Pieraccini is one of the top artificial intelligence books published in September 2021. This article covers a book review on AI Assistants for readers and AI enthusiasts to read and gain sufficient knowledge within a short period of time.

AI Assistants by Roberto Pieraccini covers the accessible explanation of cutting-technologies such as artificial intelligence that have enabled scientists and developers to create voice-interactive applications such as Google Home Assistants, Alexa, Siri, and many more. This artificial intelligence book provides analysis on the developments in different fields like machine learning, speech recognition, NLP, and many more for readers to transfer regular mundane tasks to these AI assistants. On one hand, Robert explains the different software components that help in the interaction between humans and machines while on the other hand, it covers the difficulty to build machines that can understand humans and natural languages efficiently and effectively without any potential error.

Robert Pieraccini made it easier for AI enthusiasts— beginners or working professionals to have a strong understanding of speech recognition technology, problems in extracting meaning from utterances to execute a request, language and speech generation, as well as dialog manager module. According to the AI author, the next big challenge is to develop the AI assistants into more intelligent machines with advanced artificial intelligence. He has described these concepts through eight chapters consist of an explanation of virtual assistants, artificial intelligence and machine learning, speech recognition, natural language understanding, natural language and speech generation, the dialog manager, interacting with an AI Assistant, and the end with a conclusion for the readers to have a mental satisfaction on the enlightenment regarding the mechanism of AI assistants.

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