By Monica E. Oss I have been struck by the recent advertising for virtual assistants, such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. And if you haven't see the funny take on Amazon Echo being used with older Americans on Saturday Night Live, it's worth a look- Amazon Echo - SNL. A recent report estimated the market for virtual assistants and avatars (human representations in videos, portals, and other consumer support materials) at $750.0 million in 2015 (see Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA) Market Analysis By Type). So it is not surprising that virtual assistants and avatars are making their way into the health and human…
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