The creators of Siri just demoed their futuristic AI assistant for the first time

Youtube/HerThe original team behind Siri has a new vision for an AI assistant, and it’s a lot like the movie “Her.” The creators of Siri are back with a new, futuristic virtual assistant called Viv, and it’s powered by artificial intelligence. After years of quiet development on Viv, the technology was demoed for the first time at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference in Brooklyn on Monday. “We’re going to use this technology to breathe life into the inanimate objects in our life,” Kittlaus, who sold his startup Siri to Apple in 2010, told conference attendees. The idea behind Viv is that it will be “the intelligent interface to everything,” or as Kittlaus called it onstage, “the thing that comes after app stores.” Kittlaus used an iPhone app to show off Viv’s ability to complete assistant-like tasks…


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