Quotable (#137)

How Google Inbox “is the Trojan Horse for your personal AI”:

This kind of assistance will quickly seem like a superpower. You’ll have a level of productivity that’s astonishing; near-perfect recall. Administrative assistants and middle managers will be quick to vanish, once these agents catch up.

This is how the average consumer gets shallow AI. You can avoid smart agents and stick with traditional systems, but you’ll quickly be outpaced. For Google, Inbox is the Trojan Horse with which everyone’s going to adopt machine learning. In other words, Google is slowly, inexorably turning using the Internet into talking with an AI.

(Emphasis in original.)

3 thoughts on “Quotable (#137)

  1. Sure, and arguably the secretarial tendency is incremental, but it seems to be crossing thresholds that are making people pay attention.

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