A number of things a useful AI could take care of in place of the fallible human.
Understand that tomorrow is a bank holiday and suggest that you turn off an alarm set for weekdays.
Read from a list of favourite sites and actually recommend content from such sites.
Organize the notes you have taken in different articles and suggest connection between them.
Collect the common operations done after a certain meeting (e.g. set up a follow-up, send e-mail with notes, schedule update call) and prepare an automation for you to approve.
Send a notification when it’s time to head out of the office to go to an appointment that is scheduled in your calendar.
Remind that the annual subscription to a service is about to expire.
Break up a single, unique goal (e.g. organize summer holidays) in many different tasks (e.g. book flight, book accomodation, rent car, book train tickets, …) and send notifications when the prices on common booking sites are below the average for the period.
These (and many others) are example of a consumer-centric AI.
Many will tell they are just around the corner. But if you have ever interacted with AI, or even if you have just tried to do some of the above operations with your phone, you know that is probably not true.
It’s about time we take AI in the day-to-day, and for this to happen its promoters will have to forget about their agenda for a while and focus on the consumers pain points.
Who will make this happen?