Wouldn't it be nice if your computer could figure out what you wanted it to do? That dream just might be approaching reality, thanks to a project called CALO that aims to teach computers to understand users' intentions, according to the MIT Technology Review. "If CALO succeeds, it'll be quite a revolution," says one researcher.
CALO, or "cognitive assistant that learns and organizes," is meant to learn about a user's work life and then intelligently filter information from meetings and other sources, interacting with people and even making decisions—for example, rescheduling a meeting if someone it knows is important can't attend. A simple version is in evaluation for military use.