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Facebook Rolls Out Personal Assistant, With Humans

'M' meant as alternative to Siri, Cortana

(Newser) - Look out, Siri: Facebook is rolling out its very own personal assistant, and "M" uses a blend of artificial intelligence and real live people to complete users' requests, reports CNBC . "Unlike other AI-based services in the market, M can actually complete tasks on your behalf," Facebook exec... More »

The Hellish Life of a Celebrity Assistant

Of course, they do make good money...

(Newser) - How much money would you need to make in order to deal with laying out Lady Gaga's toothbrush and soap each day, carrying her luggage, sleeping in the same bed with her, and being "available 24/7"? Jennifer O'Neill, who is currently in the middle of an... More »

Lance Armstrong Was a Vindictive Liar: Former Assistant

Mike Anderson writes scathing tell-all in 'Outside'

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong may have trouble hiring a personal assistant who's read this: Mike Anderson, who says he assisted Armstrong for 2 years, calls the cyclist a mean, vindictive liar who all but admitted to doping ("Everyone does it," Armstrong told him) and kept a banned steroid in... More »

Lady Gaga's Ex-Assistant Sues

Singer is kind of a little monster, claims Jennifer O’Neill

(Newser) - Lady Gaga just can't get good help these days: At least not the kind who will seamlessly handle all aspects of her life, manage her crazy wardrobe, wait at her beck and call at all hours, and not sue for their trouble. Seems one Jennifer O'Neill is suing... More »

Undergrad's Search for Assistant Meets Mockery

Georgetown sophomore seeks to hire fellow student for laundry duty

(Newser) - How's a busy undergrad supposed to juggle study, a social life, and a part-time job? For one 19-year-old at Georgetown University, the answer is hiring a personal assistant. The sophomore sparked controversy on campus this week by placing an ad on the university's student employment site seeking a personal assistant... More »

Smart Software Programs Write Your To-Do Lists

Schedule events, reminders from text or voice statements

(Newser) - Busy? A new kind of online organizer works like a personal assistant, interpreting loose statements—like “have brunch with Margaret on Sunday"—and turning them into scheduled events on users’ calendars. Free programs like Presdo, IWantSandy and reQall use natural language processing to organize casually written, and sometimes... More »

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