Siri’s creators demonstrate predictive assistant for office workers

June 27, 2013

A Bright prototype tracks every move made by Patrick Lincoln, director of SRI’s computer science lab (credit: SRI)

SRI, is developing Bright, an intelligent assistant that could someday know what information you need before you even ask, MIT Technology Review reports.

Initially, Bright is meant to cut down on the cognitive overload faced by workers in high-stress, data-intensive jobs like emergency response and network security.

But it could eventually trickle down to laptops and smartphones as a “cognitive desktop” and “a desktop that really understands what you’re doing, and not just for you, but also in a collaborative setting for people.” [...]