Google Calendar’s newest feature uses machine learning to help you actually accomplish your goals
Hopefully, the new feature “Goals” in Google Calendar will help people create healthy habits. The idea is good!
With all fitness trackers, health and food apps, it’s the same, they don’t force you to do things, or you can also choose to ignore them. But the more often they remind you, to achieve your goal (health, fitness, family etc.) will get engrained in your brain and they will help to change your habits. Worth a try!
Google Calendar has launched a new feature called Goals that uses machine learning to help you figure out when you have time to pencil in stuff like spending time with your family or exercise. The feature is now available for Calendar’s Android and iOS apps.
Goals are set up by clicking into a category (which currently include Exercise, “Build a Skill,” and “Me Time,” though they can also be customized) and selecting a specific activity. Then Calendar will automatically find open slots, fill them in with your goal, and send reminders.
If you schedule something else during those times, Google Calendar will find another window for your goal—but, in a tool that will surely be chronically abused by procrastinators, they can also be deferred. Goal’s machine intelligence, however, will attempt to keep up, finding better time slots for your goal until you can no longer avoid it.
For people wondering why on earth someone would need a machine learning algorithm that reminds…
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