Samsung acquires Viv in a quest to link all its appliances

Dag Kittlaus, founder and CEO of Siri, Inc., produced and uploaded an app into the Apple App store February 2010. The app quickly rose to 1st in the 'Lifestyle Section.' In March, Steve Jobs called Ki...
10 October 2016, by

Paradigm shift: from Siri to Viv

Artificial intelligence that programs itself on the fly - from the team that developed Siri at SRI and Apple - was demonstrated this week in New York and it quickly performed complex spoken tasks, liv...
12 May 2016, by

Is Viv the one assistant to rule all robots?

Viv is an AI personal assistant launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. It promises to radically simplify our interface with everything. Viv is everything that Siri cofounders -- Dag Kittlaus and Adam Che...
11 May 2016, by and

New Sino-Israeli Robotics Institute gets $20 million initial funding

A consortium of Chinese companies, municipalities and investors -- including Siasun, the largest robotics firm in China and the city of Guangzhou -- have inked a deal to set up a $20 million R&...
30 December 2015, by

Why are JIBO, Pepper, Siri, Google Now and Cortana so important?

There's a race going on to see which AI solution providing personal assistance is welcomed by businesses, end users and consumers, and whether this will be physical or virtual....
16 March 2015, by

Apple buys UK speech recognition firm Novauris to help improve Siri

  Voice recognition is a timely science not only because of all the human-automobile communication offered by car companies, but also by smart devices and their growing use of voice interf...
04 April 2014, by

Putting the IV into Intelligent Virtual Assistants

The incoming second wave of contextual agents There's a virtual lobby of Intelligent Virtual Assistants (IVAs) waiting to help us these days. These multi-million dollar systems include Yahoo's Don...
06 March 2014, by

The death of search (or, My dysfunctional relationship with Siri)

This article looks at the arrival of systems such as Siri, Google Now, and Watson and claims that these systems are the search engines of the next decade because they mine intimate data.  Since they ...
06 March 2013, by

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