Yahoo Answers Now is a new app that answers specific questions. It relies on a content library and community. They have added a matching algorithm that matches questions with qualified responders. Here’s more features:
- Users can provide answers as well. Add text, emojis, photos, and links.
- Real time notifications
- Track your favorite contributors, followers, posts, and topics
This could be considered an intelligent personal assistant. Here’s more information about it from Wikipedia:
An intelligent personal assistant (or simply IPA) is a software agent that can perform tasks or services for an individual. These tasks or services are based on user input, location awareness, and the ability to access information from a variety of online sources (such as weather or traffic conditions, news, stock prices, user schedules, retail prices, etc.).
Examples of such an agent are Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Home, Google Now (and later Google Assistant). Amazon Alexa, Amazon’s Evi (branded as Evi), Microsoft’s Cortana, the open source Lucida, Braina (application developed by Brainasoft for Microsoft Windows), Samsung’s S Voice, LG G3’s Voice Mate, BlackBerry’s Assistant, SILVIA, HTC’s Hidi, IBM’s Watson (computer), Facebook’s M (app) and One Voice Technologies (IVAN).