Meet Viv, the next AI personal assistant from the creators of Siri

Well, it looks like Siri has just met her biggest competitor — Viv, a new artificial intelligence assistant that aims to outdo the popular Apple iOS “voice.” At the TechCrunch Disrupt event in Brooklyn on Monday, Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, Siri’s co-creators, gave the first public demo of Viv. During the demo, the team showed Viv communicating with a computer as well as a phone, doing the same kind of question-and-answer tasks that Siri would normally perform. But it also answered more complicated questions like “Will it be warmer than 70 degrees near the Golden Gate Bridge after 5 p.m. the day after tomorrow?” CNET reports. [embedded content] Kittlaus and Cheyer, who introduced the world to the more advanced natural language processing capabilities of an AI system with Siri,…


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