In today's fast-paced world, time is a precious commodity. As I am obsessed with productivity, over the past few years I’ve optimised my daily routine and work more and more. This is where AI-powered personal assistants like Siri, and Amazon Alexa come in. There are more than that, but these are the ones I am using.

These personal assistants help me automate tasks, manage my schedule, and streamline my daily routine. By leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, they understand my voice commands and respond to my requests in real-time.

Features and Capabilities

AI-powered personal assistants come equipped with an array of features and capabilities. Some of the most common features include:

  • Voice recognition: Personal assistants leverage natural language processing (NLP) and voice recognition technology to understand my voice commands and respond to my requests.
  • Task automation: I’m using them as my personal assistant to automate tasks like sending emails, setting reminders, add items to shopping lists, set timers, alarms and make phone calls.
  • Smart home integration: I’m using smart plugs hooked up to some of my devices I want to control automatically like lights and other devices. I.e. I have hooked up all the devices in my office to switch off over night and start back up in the morning.
  • Personalised recommendations: By now they have learned my behaviour patterns and make personalised recommendations based on my preferences.
  • Multi-device support: I access my personal assistants across multiple devices, including my phone, watches, and smart speakers.

Daily Routines

Integrating an AI-powered personal assistant into my daily routine saves me time, effort and mental capacity. If you haven’t done so yet, here are some ways you can use your personal assistant to enhance your daily routine:

  • Creating a to-do list: Use your personal assistant to create a to-do list and set reminders for important tasks.
  • Managing your calendar: You can ask your personal assistant to add events to your calendar, set reminders, and even schedule meetings.
  • Getting the news: Your personal assistant can give you a news briefing every morning to keep you up-to-date on the latest headlines. I love getting the news while I’m making my coffee.
  • Playing music: You can ask your personal assistant to play your favourite songs or create a playlist for you.
  • Controlling your smart home: Use your personal assistant to control smart home devices like lights, thermostats, and security cameras.


AI-powered personal assistants are a game-changer when it comes to enhancing productivity. Their advanced features and capabilities make them an indispensable tool for anyone looking to optimise their daily routine. Whether you're managing your schedule, automating tasks, or controlling your smart home, an AI-powered personal assistant can help you work more efficiently and effectively.

For me it has become second nature to use them. When I think of something I just use my watch and tell it to set up a reminder, make a note or add a to-do to my list.

Are you using these devices yet and if so, what are your favourite commands?

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Last Update: October 29, 2023