Apple buys spinoff from Darpa SkyNet project
Wheres Sarah Connor when you need her? DARPAs latest attempt at making the world a safer and better place involves the creation of an autonomous, self-aware computer system capable of self-programming that has information links to all current battlefield systems. Sounds like a wonderful idea. What could go wrong?
The PAL system, or the Peronalized Assistant that Learns, is a DARPA project that is intended to make military decision-making more efficient and more effective at all levels.
For example, todays command centers require hundreds of staff members to support a relatively small number of key decision-makers. If PAL succeeds, and develops a new capability for cognitive assistants, those assistants could eliminate the need for large command staffs enabling smaller, more mobile, less vulnerable command centers.
In other words, PAL will replace low-level battlefield information gatherers and advisors. And, if the project succeeds, there is no fundamental reason why it couldnt also replace the key decision makers as well. If PAL is sophisticated to gather and analyze all the complex information leading up to a decision, theres no reason it couldnt just flip a bit and make the go/no-go call as well.
Even though this friendly and helpful personal assistant project was started way back in 2003, a recent spinoff, Siri, was acquired by Apple earlier this year for integration into the iPhone. So, now members of the Apple cult are able to receive commands, er I mean suggestions, from their friendly iPal at SkyNet.
According to Siris website:
Today, Siri can help you find and plan things to do. You can ask Siri to find a romantic place for dinner, tell you whats playing at a local jazz club or get tickets to a movie for Saturday night.
Siri is young and, like a child taking its first steps, may be awkward at times. Siri may occasionally misunderstand things you ask it to do even within its range of understanding.
Nonetheless, Siri will improve quickly by getting to know you better and understanding a broader set of tasks. In fact, right now, Siris learning how to handle reminders, flights stats and reference questions. Our vision is that, over time, youll trust Siri to manage many personal details in your life - from recommending a wine you might enjoy to managing your to do list.
Of course, the real purpose of these personal assistant technologies is not to help you find a restaurant, but to condition you to go to a computer for your tasks and information. Without this friendly personal assistant, how would we know what to do? Or how to find information? Need to find something out, just ask your personal assistant. Or, got some spare time and want to earn some coupons for a tasty treat, just ask Siri and youll be assigned some simple tasks to complete. Siris own website mentions that one day this helpful little app will manage your to do list and manage many personal details in your life. In essence, one day it will manage you. And, I believe that day is coming sooner than we think.
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