Computer Fundamentals Index

Computer Introduction Types of computer Characteristics of computer Uses of computer History of Computers

Computer Languages

Low Level language Middle level Language High level language

Computer Generation

Generation of Computers First Generation of Computer Second generation of Computers Third generation of Computers Fourth generation of Computers Fifth generation of Computers Sixth Generation of Computer

Peripheral Devices

Input devices Output device

Components

Block diagram and basic components Control processing unit (CPU) Software Hardware

Memory

Computer Memory Registers Memory Hierarchy RAM Vs ROM Understanding file sizes (Bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB, PB, EB, ZB, YB)

Computer Network

Types of Network Types of Area Networks (LAN, WAN, MAN) TCP Flags

Computer Virus

Computer Virus

Computer Ports

Computer Ports

How

How to hack a computer How much do Computer Programmers make How does a Computer work How to associate a file with a program How does a computer convert text into binary How does a computer process data into information How to fix a CD-ROM DVD How to fix the no input signal How to install computer memory How to associate a file with a program How to log out of your operating system How do I change my name on Google How to installation or uninstallation Microsoft Paint How to fix a not a valid Win32 application error How to fix missing Microsoft Windows .dll files How to use a computer keyboard How to erase my hard drive and start over How can I test how many words I can write a minute How to shut down a computer How do I open and edit the Windows registry How to edit the registry from the command line How to restart Microsoft Windows How to install a computer processor How to open Microsoft Paint How to fix problems in Windows after installing new software How to enable or disable the preview pane of Microsoft Outlook How to open a Microsoft .wps or Works file in Word How to view the HTML source code in Microsoft Word How to View or Change the Screen Resolution of a Monitor How to Connect and Install a Computer Keyboard How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10 How to determine Which Version of Microsoft Office I'm using How to find out how much hard drive space is available How to Fix PC Stuck on Verifying DMI Pool Data How to choose which items show in the notification area How to find similar images using Search by Image How to fix Low Memory and out of memory errors How To Replace the CMOS Battery How do I Update my Antivirus Program How to fix a general protection fault How to Identify problems in the Windows Device Manager How can the Base be Shown How to test if a Website or Web Page is down How Much is 1 Byte, Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, etc How to fix a CMOS checksum error How to Fix a Windows CD-ROM, DVD, or Disc Drive Issue How to Open Safe Mode How to Password Protect Files and Folders in Windows How to Reset CMOS or BIOS Settings How to use Computer Keyboard How to create a text file How to enable or disable DHCP in Windows How to test computer memory to determine if its bad How do double space or change line spacing in Microsoft Word How do I know if I have Windows Administrator Rights How many cores does my computer have How to Create a Directory or Folder How to Enter and Exit the BIOS or CMOS Setup How to change Windows Compatibility mode How to clear your internet browser history How to Connect Computer Speakers How to Copy a Web Page Link or URL How to install a Hard Drive or SSD How to Open the Windows Control Panel How to split a screen in Windows How to copy text from a scanned PDF

Questions

Who invented Computer What are the advantages of the Internet? What are the disadvantages of the Internet? Is my computer 64 bit? What is Edge Computing? What is a Router? What is Monitor What is Printer What is a Web Browser What is Microphone What is a Webcam What is PC What is Keyboard What is Motherboard What is WAP What is URL What is a Digital Assistant When was the first Computer Invented What is Modem What is Firmware What is Imperative Programming What is Protocol What is Safe Mode What is Device Driver What is Hybrid Topology What is Mesh Topology What is Procedural language What is a hyperlink What is a Username Who invented the Internet What is Video Card What is Sound Card What is Binary What does Alt+B do What does Alt+D do What does Alt+E do What does Alt+Esc do What does Alt+R do What does ALT + Q do What does Alt + Tab do What is Data Manipulation What is a touch screen What is Back Panel What is Analog Monitor What is AR lens What is an ATX Style Connector What is a File System What is Hard Disk Drive (HDD) What is a boot device What is accessibility What is Line In What is network Interface card (NIC) What is Optical Disk Where can I ask questions on the internet What is Auto Rotate What is CAD (Computer-aided design) What is Cable Modem What is Home Page What is boot menu What is braille reader What is flash memory What is Windows What is Clipboard What is Cyber Warfare What is Myspace Why has my IP address changed What is Jacquard Loom My computer is running slow, what steps can I do to fix it What is a Kensington Lock What is a multicore processor What is automation Are smartphones and tablets computers What is a Login Script What is a Loosely Typed Language What is Multitasking? Why my computer monitor shows no display or black screen What is REM What is Parallelization What is Overtype mode What is open with What is Bracket What is an Online Service What is REM What is Parallelization What is Overtype mode What is open with What is Bracket What is an Online Service What is the Pg Dn Key (Page Down Key) What is the Pg up Key (Page up Key) What is Palmtop Computer What is a Processing Device What is a Print Preview What is the Print Screen Key What can I do if my computer or laptop is lost or stolen What is a Model Number What are the currently available antivirus programs What are Toggle keys What is a Case fan What is a Silicon Chip What is a Slate PC What is a TAB stop What is an Octothorpe What is Task Pane What is Task View What is the svchost.exe file used for in Windows Where can I find free online virus scanners Why am I unable to increase the resolution in Windows What is Autofill When I click my mouse, it sometimes double-clicks What is Scratch What is UDIMM What is MsConfig What is an Expansion Card What is an Executable File What is an Elevated Command Prompt What is an AC Adapter What is AIMBOT What is a Software Suite What is a LED Monitor What does Alt + X do What does alt + space do What does Alt + O do Now that I’ve got a Computer, what can i do What is a Punch Card What is RDIMM What is Select All What is Serial number What is Thermos flask What programs can I use for speech recognition What are the Advantages of Computers What are the Disadvantages of Computers What does Alt + T do What Hardware Device Drivers should be Updated What is a Desktop What is a Ring Topology What is CMOS What is a Directory What is a Mechanical Mouse What is a Plotter What is a Variable What is an Icon What is Data What is HDMI What is Remote What is Right-Click What is SMPS Why does my Laptop not turn on What is a Copyright What is a Cordless Mouse What is a CSV file What is a Joystick What is a Start Button What is a Taskbar What is an Alignment What is an Output Device What is Cat 5 What is Google Chrome What is Post What are Recordable DVD Drives What Does Alt + F4 Do What Does Alt + L Do What is a bit (Binary Digit) What is a cable What is a Calculator What is a capacitor What is a Cold Boot What is a Dialog Box What is a Dual-boot What is a Slide What is A4 What is AM What is Barcode Reader What is EHCI What is a Header What is a Joystick What is a Secondary Storage Device What is Access Time What is Account Sharing What is an Asterisk What is Asynchronous DRAM What is Back Quote What is BIOS What is Borderless Printing What is Case Badge What is CD-ROM What is Chat Slang What is Composite What is RJ Cable What Are Bottom Row Keys What is SAN What is Tray What is VDU What Does Alt + M Do What Does Alt + P Do What is a Cell What is a Command Key What is a key Combination What is a Menu Bar What is a Startup What is a T What is Chat What are the F1 through F12 keys What does Alt + Enter do What Does Alt + Home DO What does Alt + R do What does Ctrl + B do What Does Ctrl + Enter Do What Does Ctrl + R Do What does Ctrl + G do What does Ctrl + 9 do What does Ctrl + End do What does Ctrl + O do What Does Ctrl + P do What Does Ctrl + Q do What is a Colon What is a Core What is Apple Touch Icon What is Clock What is Code What is Computer Crime What is Ctrl What is DAT What is Data diddling What is Date Why won't my computer turn on What Does Alt + N Do What does ctrl + 2 do What does ctrl + space do What does Ctrl + W do What does Ctrl + T Do What Does Ctrl + 2 do What does Ctrl + 5 Do What are the most common file types and file extensions What are Sticky keys What Does Ctrl + Shift + Esc Do What is Settings What is Task Manager What is Taskbar What is a DNS Resolver What does ctrl + 1 do What does ctrl + 0 do How to install software What is a Folder What is a Legend What is a MAC Address What is a Path What is a Ruler What is a Toolbar What is an Intranet Meaning and Differences with Internet What is an SSD What is Inheritance What is Tablet What is Depth What is Docking Station What is Double Click What is a Solid Ink Printer What is a Temporary File What is Backup and Restore What is Electronic Payment Systems Eps What is Marshalling

Difference

Difference between hardware and software Difference between multiprocessor and distributed systems Difference between Desktop and Laptop Difference between File and folder Difference between Hard Copy and Soft Copy Open Source Programs vs Closed Source Programs Difference between Optical Fibre and Coaxial Cable Difference between Website and Webpage Difference between Classes and Objects Input VS Output Difference between Primary and Secondary Storage with Examples

Misc

Quantum Computing Computer Software Autoexec.bat and config.sys info Update an Antivirus Use of Internet Advantages and disadvantages of Email Computing Power Internet Explorer Shortcut Keys Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Augmented Reality Infrastructure Readiness Check Top 10 Internet tips and tricks Introduction and Features of FoxPro Features of Multimedia Top 10 online services and applications Receiving S.M.A.R.T. status bad backup and replacing error Version Control System Uninstalling Software or Apps in Windows Data Warehouse Increase or decrease font size in Word using keyboard shortcuts Mouse not detected or working in Windows Computer Cleaning Information and Steps Function Keys on Keyboard Windows 7 Alt+Tab won’t stay on top or stick 10 Essential Examples of Web Browsers Binary Subtraction using 2’s Complement Case Sensitive Languages Computer Pioneers and people who are CEO Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys Parts of Computers Names, Definitions and Images ROM and its Types Basics of Information Technology Characteristics of a Good Software Design Characteristics of Management Information System Classification of Management Information System Implementation of MIS Input Devices of Computer Definition Limitations of Management Information System 3 Types Of Network in Computer Block Diagram Of Control Unit Difference Between Computer and Embedded System Difference Between Hard Disk and Floppy Disk Abstraction in OOAD Hardware and Software Devices Optomechanical Mouse CMOS Memory What is a Terminal? What is Graphic Design? What is Load? What is Passcode? What is Reboot? What is Registry? What is Safe Mode? What is Standby? What is SYN (Synchronize)? What is Task Manager? Attribute Computing BPS in Computer Bulletin Board System Light Pen Input Device 3 TYPES OF NETWORK IN COMPUTER Block diagram of control unit What is a Solid Ink Printer? What is a Temporary File? What is an App launcher? What is Backup and Restore? What is a Tab Character? What is the Core i3? What is Paint? What is a Workbook? Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Education What is a String? What is a VDU (Visible Display Unit)? 50 Uses of Computer What is Workspace? What is a Procedural Language? What is VGA (Video Graphics Array)?

What is a Digital Assistant?

It is a voice assistant or a predictive chatbot that is programmed in such a manner that it can answer the queries of the user or can perform certain simple tasks. It is an advanced program that allows the user to simulate communication between the user and the system; the system should have an internet connection to perform these functions properly.

What is a Digital Assistant?

A digital assistant applies various advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, natural language processing and understanding, and various machine learning algorithms to automate the software. Initially, the digital assistant is fed with information to perform various functions, but it also can learn from experience. The digital assistants can be personalized by analyzing the user's historical information, such as the personal details of the user, frequent searches, purchase preferences, or user interests.

The application can even answer complex queries and provide useful recommendations using all the above information. The machine learning algorithms enable the application to improvise by creating various new data models. The responsibility of the new data model is to identify the behavior of the present user and provide services according to it. It increases the efficiency of the digital assistant. 

There are various digital assistants that we use today. Some popular digital assistants are Google Assistant, which android users use. iOS users have Siri. Cortana is a digital assistant that is developed for Windows operating systems. Smart speakers such as Alexa are also an example of digital assistants.

Difference Between a Voice Assistant and a Chatbot

A chatbot is a comparatively similar program that can understand and respond to written or spoken conversations. It allows the person to communicate so that it seems that they are having a conversation with an actual person, but it only allows the user to perform simple conversations. There is a limitation to the queries they can answer and the function they perform.

For example, when you call a pizza outlet, your call is answered by a robotic voice that is a chatbot; it is responsible for instructing the user to order the pizza. The conversation required to place an order is called a simple conversation. Any other query that will be outside the domain of the chatbot will not be answered.

What is a Digital Assistant?

While a digital assistant is an advanced chatbot, which means that it is a chatbot with a wider domain and can handle more complex conversations such as making a train reservation, the user can provide a detailed description of the reservations, such as what should be the arrival time, seating preference, adding food. The user can also decide the transportation from the railway station and manage that with a single assistant.

What is a Digital Assistant?

The digital assistant will be required to go through various resources to perform all these functions. It is impossible to refer to numerous resources to perform a single task with a chatbot.

For easy understanding, it can be said that every digital assistant is also a chatbot, just a bit more complex, but not every chatbot is a digital assistant.

Functions Performed by a Digital Assistant

1. The famous digital assistants that can be accessed from your iOS and Android devices, such as Siri and Google Assistant, can answer numerous user queries. They can also recommend various activities and interests based on the user's previous searches. They can also automate certain tasks such as sending simple messages to the contact or dialing a phone number.

Also, they can perform complex tasks based on your routine, such as redirect you to a less congested road to reach your destination. The idea behind the intelligent home is to use this digital assistant to perform tasks such as regulating the house's temperature depending upon the time you will reach your place. If the user is leaving home for several days, it can also predict the temperature conditions of the destinations so that he can plan accordingly. The user can also use them to remotely access the home's smart devices, such as air conditioners or geysers.

2. They are not only useful at home but have various uses in the business as well. They provide a single platform to perform all the communication between a buyer and seller. A single platform makes it easier for the buyer to answer all the users from one place. Thus, increasing the effectiveness of the business. They are extensively used in customer contact centers to manage the incoming traffic and ensure that no queries go unanswered.

3. They are used to enhance the user service experience by automating certain processes. Using digital assistants to automate these tasks enables multiple users to use the service simultaneously. The user can automate simple tasks on the application using these digital assistants. It can be used to change the existing password and perform system checkups, and if there is an update, it can also update the system itself. It can also send alerts and notifications to the user. All these services can be done by the assistant and made available for the entire day.

4. The tasks performed by the digital assistant largely vary with the technology and the design of the assistant. The more complex the technology used, the more complex task it can perform. The quality of the natural language and Artificial Intelligence determines the services provided by the assistant.

Some of the functions performed by these assistants are:

5. In the IT industry, they are not only used for providing user services, but they can also automate certain processes that follow a procedure, such as resolving informational and transaction requests.

6. They are used to notify the users and send reminders to the employee about the scheduled tasks.

7. They can answer complex queries of the users that have multiple questions incorporated into a single one. To answer such queries, the assistant requires using multiple sources to meet all the user's requirements.

8. They can also be aligned with a business model, and a single assistant can interact with numerous business systems. They can be used to automate the process of sales, customer services, and marketing.

9. Some digital assistants can simultaneously manage the roles of a chatbot and an agent.

Devices that use Digital Assistant

What is a Digital Assistant?

In modern times, various devices have preinstalled digital assistant software. They are added to the device to enhance the functionality of these devices by making the device more user-friendly. It increases the capabilities of these devices and improves certain features such as voice recognition and recommendation systems. The devices with digital assistants are considered more reliable than those without them. Common devices with digital assistants are smartphones, laptops, computers, Macs, and tablets. Certain household equipment is also compatible with digital assistants; these include washing machines, air conditioners, set-up boxes, etc. With the introduction of autopilot cars, these assistants are also extensively used in automobiles.

What is a Digital Assistant?

Benefits of Using Digital Assistant

We have discussed various places that use digital assistants and the tasks performed by the assistant. Let’s discuss the advantages of using digital assistants to perform those tasks.

  • They are convenient to use even by a single user: They can be used for personal use, such as for managing the house's temperature or for managing the home security system.
  • They offer better assistance: They improve the efficiency of performing business as they can be programmed to automate various tasks such as placing orders and providing customer service simultaneously.
  • Offer more services: It enables the businessman to offer more services. It makes the management process simple and effective, from acting as a simple chatbot to answer user queries to playing the role of a live agent. The assistant can alone manage these tasks.
  • Save Money: It can perform multiple tasks effectively, which reduces the need for actual employees. They can perform the task without requiring any break. They can effectively reduce the efforts required to perform redundant tasks. They can be used to increase productivity by automating the most trivial tasks performed every day.
  • Better Service: It is easier to perform and learn through an actual conversation than reading numerous manual pages. Customers always prefer personal one-to-one conversations. One-to-one conversation is not always possible as no one can be available 24X7. We can use digital assistants to overcome this hurdle as they can provide these services around the clock.
  • Avoid Mistakes: They use a computerized schedule. A user can schedule all the tasks in the calendar, and the digital assistant will send timely reminders to perform the tasks. They can also be used to predict upcoming events. For example, it can instruct an employee to submit the reports before the upcoming deadlines.
  • Can be easily scaled: The digital assistant can be made more personalized. It can act more like a human using various advanced technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. They can be used simultaneously to answer the queries of multiple users.
  • Constantly Learning: The digital assistant can store the experience and utilize it to improve the user experience. They do so by gathering real-life insights and using them to build various data models. The idea is about better understanding the user's interest and providing services according to it.
  • Zero-Effort Access: The best part about using a digital assistant is no additional requirements. The user is not required to install multiple new applications. Various devices have embedded digital assistants.

The digital assistant does not require any new technology and can be easily developed by using the existing software such as:

  1. The user can use popular messaging applications with the digital assistant. These applications include Facebook messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and many others.  
  2. They can be used in various web portals.
  3. Many companies have developed specialized hardware devices for voice assistance, such as Amazon Echo.

Future of Digital Assistant

The field of advanced technologies is rapidly increasing; numerous developments and research are being conducted in machine learning and artificial intelligence, all with an aim to provide the machines the capability to experience and learn. With all the latest developments in the mentioned fields, digital assistants are also destined to be smarter and more advanced.

The idea behind the digital assistant is to provide the services performed by an actual human. For now, the role of a digital assistant is limited to automating small tasks and performing simple communications. Still, with growing technologies, the assistant will be able to answer complex queries, perform natural communication with humans, and can offer a suggestion to the user. They will be able to use high-quality video conferencing with the increase in data transmission speed.

They will be used more widely; the user will be able to use them effectively at the home workplace. This will save both human time and effort. There is a possibility that the digital assistant may possess certain human qualities such as creativity in the future. This will enable the user to deploy digital assistants in more rigorous environments where they can perform more complex activities and help in developing strategies.