International Virtual Assistants Day is a worldwide holiday dedicated to virtual assistants in a variety of fields. The list could go on forever: banking, legal assistance, veterinary medicine, psychology, cooking, and much more. Thanks to the development of the Internet it has become possible to communicate remotely with various specialists who can provide some kind of consulting assistance. The holiday is celebrated annually on the third Friday of May.
The history of International Virtual Assistants Day is unknown. The development of virtual assistants fell on the second half of the 20th century, when serious changes in information technology began. In 1969, the Internet appeared, so the 1970s were marked as a time of active development of the Internet and its use in various spheres of human activity.
In 1996, the concept of “virtual help” was introduced by T. Lenard and A.S. Bryce. The Internet began to be used as a giant platform for remote services. Many professionals from anywhere on the planet could get online and help other users.
Today, virtual specialists are ready to help in a variety of ways. The use of microphones and video cameras makes it possible to get as close as possible to effective real-life interaction in a face-to-face format through remote technology.
- In addition to direct human participation in virtual contact, there are virtual assistants based on artificial intelligence. For example, the famous “Ok, Google” allows you to take advantage of the search engine’s capabilities by using your voice.
- Virtual technology has most of all affected the financial sector: today you can use the Internet to apply for a loan, buy necessary items, pay debts and utilities, and much more.
How to celebrate
If you have long wanted to get counseling or sign up for certain training courses, try doing it remotely. Virtual assistants will provide you with the help you need.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users how often they use the services of virtual assistants.
When is International Virtual Assistants Day celebrated in 2024?
International Virtual Assistants Day is observed the third Friday in May.