The My Life, My Way project will provide a Personal Virtual Assistant (PVA) that enables large groups of people to live independently longer by giving them an easy-to-use, most natural way to interact with supporting technology. The Personal Assistant (PA) is the result of a reliable and innovative technology. It is able to learn autonomously from its users, their personal preferences and needs. While the technology in the background is quite complex, for the end users the PA is a friendly, human-looking avatar on their screen (be it computer, TV , tablet or smart phone). They can speak to the PA using natural language (speech recognition). It is like a modern version of a butler: ssomeone that knows you very well, wishes the best for you and serves you decently in the background if possible and coming into the foreground if needed.