A Scenario for Discussing Personal Assistants

There is an important role for a type of intelligent agent we might call a personal assistant.  What are personal assistants?  What new do they bring to mix?  What effect will they have?  This post explores the boundaries, and introduces a scenario which might be used to discuss the effect of agents. Continue reading

ACM for Home Medical Caregivers?

I attended the Future Salon meeting on Nov 1 at SAP Labs where they hosted three great short talks on the topic of the Future of Health.  After a brief overview of the three speakers, I will focus on the one talk that I did not expect to see: a way for families to handle the unpredictable hurdles of caring for loved ones with special needs. Continue reading