//AI Weekly: Siri Needs People's Confidence for Shortcuts to Succeed

AI Weekly: Siri Needs People's Confidence for Shortcuts to Succeed

This week, at its grand event iPhone and Watch Apple announced that iOS 12 will be available Sept. 17 .

With iOS 12, Siri offers a series of new features, the most interesting of which are Siri suggestions and shortcuts.

Siri Suggestions will display the recommended actions using more than 100 different factors, such as time of day, location or even the Wi-Fi network you are using to determine if a suggestion shortcut appears on the lock screen of your smartphone or on Apple. Watch the face. A stand-alone shortcut application also allows users to create custom commands.

Previously, with SiriKit, you could connect to a limited number of applications to send messages or use Uber, but the shortcuts seem more flexible than similar products from Alexa and Google Assistant with applications that enable APIs shortcuts.

This means that you can, for example, order products with Instacart or perform multiple tasks with a single custom statement, but depending on how you use your smartphone, Siri Suggestions associated with your routines can become intimate and fast. this will force people to trust Siri.

Of course, the need for trust in AI is by no means limited to Siri. When Alexa claims accidentally recording a person's voice this more than likely shapes the perception of assistants beyond Alexa and contributes to the fear that intelligent speakers are spreading around the world

Confidence is also essential for the critical forms of AI that emerge in like health care and self-driving vehicles and many other applications of AI in the titles. Take a look at the channel AI on VentureBeat this week: AI promises to change the world with robotic systems that help people after a stroke or the world without broadband access today; from more accurately diagnosing pneumonia ; to moving robots with millimeter precision ; and, of course, to help identify bias in AI .

As progress continues to be made, Amnesty International will become much more intimate and marginal.

The conference was a central theme of the conference AI organized by Affectiva last week in Boston. Affectiva wants to give embedded cars the ability to recognize when you are distracted, tired or angry and follow the emotions of people . The practical applications of such technology are obvious. Your car should be able to tell you when you're probably too tired to be on the road, but for that you have to trust

Some time ago, I wrote about Snips, an open source assistant who sells his service by ensuring the total confidentiality of users . Snips and other assistants like this have used the confidentiality of information regarding Alexa and Google Assistant to create an opportunity.

I have already said that for an assistant to be really great, he must help you do the 20 things you do regularly and help you do them effortlessly. But for people to trust their assistants for these potentially intimate tasks, companies will have to appease fears such as those highlighted in a study Accenture UK . for them. As a result, more than 25% of British adults surveyed said that they were not willing to pay bills or transfer money with an AI assistant.

For shortcuts to succeed, developers will need to enable shortcut APIs, as well as technology exploits, such as low word-error rates for speech recognition and intelligent predictive algorithms. But it will also require trust, as will virtually all other AI applications on the market today.

For Amnesty International coverage, send news to Khari Johnson and Kyle Wiggers – and mark our AI Channel . ,

Khari Johnson

AI Staff Writer

P.S. Please enjoy this video of Joe Rogan's conversation with Elon Musk about AI.

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