Man has always wanted an artificial intelligent personal assistant by his side, designed perfectly for assisting him in performing minor as well as major tasks with ease. Though the idea is not as successful as one thinks, it is possible to a certain extent that the assistance of an artificial intelligence can make certain tasks of man much easier. One such example is Siri. Siri is the personal assistant that is built into Apple’s iPhones and iPads. It understands complex sentences, and can guide you in doing your tasks.
What Siri offers is simply not something extraordinary. But what the next generation assistant software aims is to move ahead and take a big leap towards what is known as predictive intelligence. Since these days, smartphones are the ones that have the quickest access to internet links, data of location, are able to draw the personal information, get information from address books, calendars and e-mails; it would be the perfect to make use of such software in smartphones. This way, the user will be provided with a whole lot of assistance right from his/her phone.
The main aim of the latest technological assistants is simply to anticipate the next information that will be needed by the user. This anticipation is based on the information provided beforehand. These assistants will hence ask you to leave early for the meeting, or take a particular route to the destination as it has already found a take a diversion due to traffic sign. It can even book a taxi, a hotel; analyze the e-mail, text message and lots more.
According to Bill Ferrel, the founder of Osito, an application for predictive intelligence, phone contains all the data sources and people pull out the phone and make the first step. According to Bill Ferrel, software should always reduce the time on handling tasks manually. This includes the input of information on a manual basis.
The predictive intelligence has become a part and parcel of a few wearable devices such as wearable watches and Google Glass. In such devices, there is little interaction and a good need for more automation. Predictive intelligence, as per the search giant Google, is the future of search. The Google Now service is considered as the best of the predictive intelligence that has been successfully been used in millions of devices based on Android platform.
These days, the Android as well as Apple stores are loaded with different kinds of personal assistants. Majority of them take the primary information from the data entered in the calendar. Donna, Tempo and Sunrise are the examples of such applications. Those that take information from e-mail as well as from location are also to be noted. Osito and reQall are the apps that make use of e-mail and location details for the purpose of prediction.
Though such a technology is accepted by many, many others find it too much of perking into privacy as it takes a whole lot of details from mails and reminders in calendars and at times, wrong predictions and notifications can make the apps gain a negative effect.
Carrie miller loves writing technical articles and about latest software and app releases while working as developer at Zealous System – A web application development company. Through her article, we are able to understand more about predictive intelligence and its growing popularity among masses. The details of this technology are well explained by her in this article.