Will Siri be your Perfect PA?
Apple's new voice-driven artificial intelligence system, Siri—integrated into the company's new iPhone—could be the biggest deployment of human-like AI the world has seen.
What's the Latest Development?
Is it just hype or is Apple's new voice-driven artificial intelligence system, Siri—integrated into the company's new iPhone—a life changer? Siri is aware of locations and can remind you of things in particular places and seems as close to a general-purpose virtual assistant as anybody has come. Reviews have been very strong.
What's the Big Idea?
"It's kind of like having the unpaid intern of my dreams at my beck and call, organizing my life for me," Wired's Brian Chen wrote. "I think Siri on the iPhone is a life changer, and this is only the beginning." The difference between Siri and what came before is massive amounts of data that allowed both the construction of algorithms that decipher voice and a lot more situational awareness.
Both schizophrenics and people with a common personality type share similar brain patterns.
- A new study shows that people with a common personality type share brain activity with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.
- The study gives insight into how the brain activity associated with mental illnesses relates to brain activity in healthy individuals.
- This finding not only improves our understanding of how the brain works but may one day be applied to treatments.
It's a development that could one day lead to much better treatments for osteoporosis, joint damage, and bone fractures.
- Scientists have isolated skeletal stem cells in adult and fetal bones for the first time.
- These cells could one day help treat damaged bone and cartilage.
- The team was able to grow skeletal stem cells from cells found within liposuctioned fat.
Gut bacteria play an important role in how you feel and think and how well your body fights off disease. New research shows that exercise can give your gut bacteria a boost.
- Two studies from the University of Illinois show that gut bacteria can be changed by exercise alone.
- Our understanding of how gut bacteria impacts our overall health is an emerging field, and this research sheds light on the many different ways exercise affects your body.
- Exercising to improve your gut bacteria will prevent diseases and encourage brain health.
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