Friday, February 21, 2014

Your phone as an extension of your failing memory

As artificial intelligence systems evolve, more and more people are going to have access to them using their phones and their tablets.

This is going to benefit everyone, but especially those who are suffering a medical condition that contributes to memory loss, like Alzheimer's and dementia.

I foresee a time in the not distant future when the phone will have a personal butler / assistant app that is not only aware of your surroundings, interactions and schedule, but will be able to guide you through your day with automatic reminders of things needing to be done in the context of where you are and what you're doing.

There could be a setting that adjusts for people with very poor memory to help them out that much more, perhaps even with a focus on certain aspects of their life depending on what they struggle with the most.

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