Carnegie Mellon University CSD50
Within fifty years, we will build and deploy highly personalized intelligent agents that can help us find, set, and meet hard goals to improve our lives in meaningful ways that we choose. Think of it as a cross between a lifelong coach, a caring uncle, and an honest and supportive friend. Or, if you are into science fiction, consider it as a combination of Samantha in the movie Her, the Young Lady’s Primer from the book The Diamond Age, and Minds from Iain Bank’s The Culture series. Let’s call this agent Maslow.