On-demand butler taps multiple services to take care of every household chore
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On-demand butler taps multiple services to take care of every household chore

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In sci-fi tropes, robots of the future are created largely to act as bionic servants that carry out the tasks humans don't want to do. While that vision is quite a way off, we have seen other uses of technology to help busy (or lazy) homeowners to get jobs done. While apps such as STANDWITH have helped the infirm to leverage their friends and neighbors to take care of their daily chores, Alfred is a service that crowdsources local helpers to act as a butler service for laundry, shopping and cleaning tasks.

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