Siri creators making new personal assistant to organise your entire life

In an ordinary conference room in this city of start-ups, a group of engineers sat down to order pizza in an entirely new way. “Get me a pizza from Pizz’a Chicago near my office,” one of the engineers said into his smartphone. It was their first real test of Viv, the artificial-intelligence technology that the team had been quietly building for more than year. Everyone was a little nervous. Then, a text from Viv piped up: “Would you like toppings with that?” The engineers, eight in all, started jumping in: “Pepperoni.” “Half cheese.” “Caesar salad.” Emboldened by the result, they peppered Viv with more commands: Add more toppings. Remove toppings. Change medium size to large. About 40 minutes later — and after a few hiccups when Viv confused the office…


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