In the future, Mr. Mundie said, parallel software will take on tasks that make the computer increasingly act as an intelligent personal assistant.Craig had more extensive thoughts at the July 2007 Microsoft Analyst meeting on personalized assistants running on your desktop PC.
"My machine overnight could process my in-box, analyze which ones were probably the most important, but it could go a step further," he said. "It could interpret some of them, it could look at whether I've ever corresponded with these people, it could determine the semantic context, it could draft three possible replies. And when I came in in the morning, it would say, hey, I looked at these messages, these are the ones you probably care about, you probably want to do this for these guys, and just click yes and I'll finish the appointment."
Monday, December 17, 2007
Microsoft and intelligent agents on the desktop
John Markoff quotes Microsoft Chief Research Officer Craig Mundie on the opportunity multicore processors on our desktop creates for AI and personalized software agents:
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