intro’d to Tom his ted 2017:
How smart can our machines make us? Tom Gruber, co-creator of Siri, wants to make “humanistic AI” that augments and collaborates with us instead of competing with (or replacing) us. He shares his vision for a future where AI helps us achieve superhuman performance in perception, creativity and cognitive function — from turbocharging our design skills to helping us remember everything we’ve ever read and the name of everyone we’ve ever met. “We are in the middle of a renaissance in AI,” Gruber says. “Every time a machine gets smarter, we get smarter.”
human memory is flawed.. what if you could have a memory.. as good as computer memory.. but about your life
and what if that memory was used to connect you do others..
it could help you retrieve.. make new connections.. form new ideas..
personal memory data.. applied to the data of our lives..
Thomas Robert “Tom” Gruber (born 1959) is an American computer scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur with a focus on systems for knowledge sharing and collective intelligence. He did foundational work in ontology engineering and is well known for his definition of ontologies in the context of artificial intelligence.
In 2007 Gruber co-founded Siri Inc., which created the Siriintelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator. Siri Inc. was acquired by Apple in 2010, and Siri is now an integral part of iOS.