Last month Apple purchased a company (Emotient) that utilize AI to analysis facial expressions, which shows Apple’s big interest on Artificial Intelligence, even though Apple already get impressive success in AI through Siri.
Many big tech companies, like Google, Facebook, are paying more and more attention on AI. Google is trying to organize the world’s information and recommend to users based on users’ preference. Also Google wants to make Gmail smart enough to respond users’ email automatically. Facebook intends to make the world more open and connected through AI. By utilizing machine learning Facebook is improving the predictive accuracy of the newsfeed algorithm. Also Mark Zuckerberg wanted to create an intelligent assistant to take care of his baby at home. (Steve Harries, 2016)
There is no doubt that Intelligent Assistant will get more and more popular in the near future. And people will rely on Intelligent Assistant to finish their daily work. Even some people maybe will fall in love with their intelligent assistants, just like in the movie Her Theodore falls in love with his intelligent system.
But I believe people will find a way to deal with the relationships between human and systems rather than stop developing those systems.