OCTOBER 12, 2018 – MIKE WOOLSEY
Alright Android lovers, here is a bit of interesting news! The creator of Android, Andy Rubin is putting most other projects on hold for the development of an Android phone that automatically texts people for you. The phone will try and mimic the user, responding to texts automatically. How is this any different from automatic responses sent by email when you just don’t want to reply because you’re on that “business trip”?
Well…The design of the new mobile device isn’t like a standard smartphone. It would have a small screen and requires users to interact mainly using voice commands, in connection with Essential’s artificial-intelligence software. The idea is for the product to book appointments or respond to emails and text messages on its own, according to the people familiar with the plans. Users would also be able to make phone calls from the planned device.
“If I can get to the point where your phone is a virtual version of you, you can be off enjoying your life, having that dinner, without touching your phone, and you can trust your phone to do things on your behalf,” Rubin said. “I think I can solve part of the addictive behavior.” Put that in your pipe and smoke it Apple! Regardless of how Rubin goes about trying to make a virtual version of the user, it still will remain addictive and most will still be attached to their devices. Yet for many, an AI type device could come in handy! But any user that has spent time with Siri, Alexa or Cortana will tell you there are limits to having a virtual assistant.
So, there you have it, it’s a bit different than the typical automatic email response that is sent when you’re playing hookie! Seems there is a vision and Rubin is working hard to not only compete with others, he’s trying to shape who we are as people and revolutionize the industry as a whole.