Viv, Siri Creator’s New AI Platform, Can Almost Think for Itself

Viv, the brainchild of Siri co-creator Dag Kittlaus, is less of a chatbot and more artificial intelligence that can think for itself. Dag Kittlaus wants you to imagine buying a consumer electronic device in the near future. You take it out the box, plug it into the wall, unlock it with a biometric thumbprint, and then the device comes to life. “Hi, nice to meet you,” it says, before walking you through its setup via natural conversation. That scenario isn’t too far away, according to Kittlaus, who used today’s TechCrunch Disrupt in Brooklyn as part of a coming-out-party for Viv, a new voice-activated digital assistant. After three round of venture capital funding and more than a year in development, Viv is ready for primetime. Viv is an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that…


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