Chapter 13 of my book, The Universal Machine, opens with a description of a person starting their day and being helped along by their intelligent personal digital assistant. Not a physical robot, but an AI embedded in their digital world. This assistant, like a good butler, anticipates a persons every need and smooths their interaction with the world enabling them to achieve more and relax more. A recent article in Time predicts that this fight for personal AIs will be the next big tech war between Apple and Google. We already see it starting with Siri, Google Now, Amazon’s Echo and other products. Personally I can’t wait.

from The Universal Machine


About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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