Any.do is adding a smart assistant to your to-do list

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Any.do is releasing a powerful new version of its popular to-do app. Available first on iOS and coming soon to Android, it brings the two features that CEO Omer Perchik says were most requested from its users: an integrated calendar and real-time sync. But Perchik is more eager to talk about the third feature, launching in a limited beta for a subset of users: a personal assistant.

When you enter a task into Any.do, the company’s servers will analyze it to see if it’s the sort of thing a chatbot or a human assistant could help you accomplish. If so, a button pops up to launch a chat with said bot or human, who then takes care of it for you.

This is the part where you, like pretty much everybody who has tried a virtual assistant or…

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