One Czech sci-fi author presented idea on his feed on how people might deal with contacts in not so far future:
Imagine you can have your own "personal assistant AI" loaded to your smart phone. It knows what you want and what you do not. It can mimic "you" to the outside world:
- It can pick up your call and decide if it transfers call to you (the phone starts normally ringing) or settle the deal with its counterpart
- It can also answer texts
- It can read your emails
For all above, it can give you summary. Either to text or it will just create calendar entry in your calendar. So if your mom calls, you will just end up with "Buy milk" agenda item in your calendar.
For more examples, call with your Significant Other can be handled just by your AI, ending with calendar entry "romantic time tonight"
This AI can deal with annoying marketers. It can represent you when dealing with government or your boss. It will just give you a summary of what is needed to do.
You can decide on "priority people" upfront or just train your AI to make it know that you want to have chat with your mom, but not with your boss, until absolutely needed.
While this personalized AI sounds like really distant future, the fact is:
There is already Jet Fighter AI better than human running on Raspberry Pi so having your personal assistant running on your phone does sound plausible in next 5 years.
But, Will this technology attract enough people to make it plausible to upgrade it to level where this AI cannot be distinguished from real you?
Also, please make sure that you know what your personal AI can do right now. Here is one example what people already do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFPCLy8Ej4g