Bright is software that could eventually know what information users need before they request it.

Nonprofit R&D institute SRI, which developed Siri, is building an intelligent assistant called Bright. This predictive technology, described as a “cognitive desktop,” could eventually know what information a user needs before they ask for it.

The new human-machine interaction paradigm leverages state-of-the-art computing power and sensor systems. It’s creators hope that it will increase efficiency and effectiveness for users that are cognitively loaded and heavily tasked, reducing critical errors and learning curves associated with complex systems.

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