Beyond Siri: The AI revolution coming from the web

Eric Poindessault Crunch Network Contributor Eric Poindessault is founder and CEO at Biggerpan. How to join the networkFrom HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey to Samantha in Spike Jonze’s Her, for decades we have been obsessed with the idea that artificial intelligence powered-computers will one day be able to interact with people, follow spoken instructions and make decisions independently, like a human would. Since Siri hit our screens on the iPhone 4, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Baidu have entered the playing field, too. But while each new generation brings its lot of interesting new features or use cases, they are still far off from the AI representations in movies. It’s hard to imagine anyone engaging in a romantic relationship with Siri, or NASA putting Alexa in control of a spacecraft…


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