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Clyde C Coger Jr

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Cortana: What Did We Get Ourselves Into?
A history of Cortana personality design


Jonathan Foster
I’m at Microsoft leading the Content Intelligence team which includes writing for Microsoft bots and our digital agent Cortana, developing her personality.



... Authoring is required, not because the algorithms aren’t brilliant, but because language is so brilliantly subtle. And until machines catch up in the way that we humans want them to, writers will be necessary.




 

Clyde C Coger Jr

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The Real Reason Apple and Google Want You to Use Your Phone Less

Nir Eyal
Author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” and blogger at NirAndFar.com


...Apple and Google are making it easier for consumers to cut back on phone use because it is in their interest to do so, in this case, what’s good for the user is also good for these companies’ bottom lines. Apple and Google don’t want you to get addicted. Addiction is a compulsive harmful behavior, rather, they’d prefer you form healthy habits with your digital devices.

 
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