Siri’s sequel beats the heck out of Apple’s AI assistant

Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, creators of the artificial intelligence technology that brought Siri to the iPhone, today showcased a new virtual assistant that’s even more amazing.Viv, which has been secretly in development for the past four years, is a much more open platform that works closely with a whole bunch of different services to be even more powerful than its predecessor, and to take AI to a whole new level. When Apple acquired Siri in April 2010, 18 months before it integrated the assistant into iPhone 4s, it should have taken Kittlaus and Cheyer and locked them up in a cupboard in a dark room in Cupertino. That would have prevented Siri from being killed by its own creators. That might be exaggerating just a little right now, but Viv really does have the potential…


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