At today's CSIG meeting Jim Spohrer pointed us to the growth of the intelligent personal assistant, aka VDA, and that the Wikipedia article on the topic had a good list and links to work under underway. The article contains much more. The idea continues to grow. Items marked with a * have been covered here. Here is their list:
(This post is NOW continually updated with new links)
Some current public players in this space I have followed
*Microsoft's 'Invoke' With Harman-Kardon Using Cortana
*Microsoft Home Hub
*Amazon Show Amazon Echo with screen
*Google's 'Google Now'
Maluuba Inc's 'Maluuba'
*Cognitive Code's 'SILVIA'
*IBM Watson Analytics
*Samsung's 'S Voice'
*Samsung's Bixby (S8 Phone Assistant)
*BlackBerry's 'BlackBerry Assistant'
*LG's 'Voice Mate'
*LG's Hub Robot
*Baidu's Little Fish
*Pepper Retail Robot by Softbank
* Facebook M
*Mattel Aristotle by Nabi (Baby Monitor)
*Jill Watson - TA at Ga Tech
*Kasisto Financial Assistant
*Kuri by Bosch
*Otto by Samsung
*Viv by Viv Labs
*Google Home by Google
*Google Assistant by Google
*DingDong by LingLong
*Einstein by Salesforce (links to current collaboration with Oracle?)
*Project Evo by Microsoft
*Connie by Hilton/IBM
*Smart Assistant by Lenovo
See also Virtual Personal Assistants.