The new project is called CALO, or Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes. It has been in the works since 2003, and consists of the combined work of 60 different universities. Scheduled for completion this Friday, it will constitute the largest non-classified AI project ever. What sets CALO apart from Clippy (hopefully), is the ability to "learn in the wild," by quickly adapting to the preferences of the user. This could make CALO a truly helpful organizer of emails and schedules, and less of a smug nuisance.