Smartphones get even smarter: intelligent Nokia bots will learn your behaviour

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Nokia could be making some of the biggest innovations in the packed smartphone market claims a post on ReadWriteWeb. Of course, all attention is on Apple and Android as the two market-leading operating systems, but Nokia’s new intelligent bots could be the next big thing.

So, what’s an intelligent bot and just what is doing in your Nokia phone? Well, these Nokia bots are just little widgets that use your previous behaviour to predict what you might want next.

And given that we face huge choices in places like App Stores with thousands and thousands of different options, having something a little bot sorting stuff into what you might be interested in could be useful.

Instead of you having to hand customise all your preferences, it starts to do it for you. You can always override if you need to.

Nokia says: “they do their work in the background, watching what you do and making nifty suggestions. They follow your habits, so won’t do stuff unless you’ve done it first, as it’s all based on knowing and understanding how you use your device.”

There are four key bots:
Profile Bot will automatically switch your profile to silent when you’re in a meeting
Battery Bot will remind you to charge your battery before you go to bed.
Alarm Bot will get a handle on what time you usually wake up and suggest alarms to you before you hit the pillow. Oh, and it’ll switch your phone profile to silent so you won’t get disturbed from the land of nod.
Shortcut Bot monitors which applications you use most frequently, landing the most used ones into a homescreen widget for quick and easy access. Don’t worry though, it’ll be constantly updated, so if your habits change, so will your Shortcut Bot’s output.

So yes that means a User Interface that learns what you like and adapts to what you do. You don’t have to configure these bots – they figure everything out on their own. It means your relationship with your phone will improve the more you use it.

Currently, the bots work on Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 Mini handsets only.

See more on Nokia’s site

Anna Leach