Personal Prediction Apps Google Now, Grokr, and Osito | MIT Technology Review

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Apps that proactively help people with their lives represent a significant departure from earlier approaches to software.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Google Now’s algorithms use the data in a person’s Google e-mail and calendar accounts and Web searches. The app learns where you live and work and when you commute so that it can offer a virtual index card showing traffic or transit information. Other cards offer boarding passes and other handy information at appropriate times (see “Google’s Answer to Siri Thinks Ahead”).

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