Creators of Siri reveal first public demo of AI assistant “Viv” — from by B.J. Murphy


When it comes to AI assistants, a battle has been waged between different companies, with assistants like Siri, Cortana, and Alexa at the forefront of the battle. And now a new potential competitor enters the arena.

During a 20 minute onstage demo at Disrupt NYC, creators of Siri Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer revealed Viv – a new AI assistant that makes Siri look like a children’s toy.


“Viv is an artificial intelligence platform that enables developers to distribute their products through an intelligent, conversational interface. It’s the simplest way for the world to interact with devices, services and things everywhere. Viv is taught by the world, knows more than it is taught, and learns every day.”





From DSC:
I saw a posting at the other day — The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age.  In terms of why I’m mentioning that article here, the content of that article is not what’s as relevant here as the title of the article.  An interesting concept…and probably spot on; with ramifications for numerous types of positions, skillsets, and industries from all over the globe.

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Addendum on 5/12/16:

  • New Siri sibling Viv may be next step in A.I. evolution — from by Sharon Gaudin
    With the creators of Siri offering up a new personal assistant that won’t just tell you what pizza is but can order one for you, artificial intelligence is showing a huge leap forward. Viv is an artificial intelligence (AI) platform built by Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, the creators of the AI behind Apple’s Siri, the most well-known digital assistant in the world. Siri is known for answering questions, like how old Harrison Ford is, and reminding you to buy milk on the way home. Viv, though, promises to go well past that.