Viv makes today's virtual assistants look rudimentary

By Shawn Knight
May 9, 2016
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  1. As promised, the original team behind Apple’s Siri virtual assistant on Monday provided the first public demo of Viv, an AI virtual system that it describes as an intelligent interface for everything.

    Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus demoed the AI during TechCrunch Disrupt NY and as you’ll see, things pretty much went according to plan. Kittlaus started out innocently enough with a basic weather query before diving right into a complex question – will it be warmer than 70 degrees near the Golden Gate Bridge after 5 p.m. the day after tomorrow?

    As Kittlaus explains in the video above, Viv has a very sophisticated natural language understanding which creates what’s called an intent. From there, the AI uses dynamic program generation to generate its own program on-the-fly to answer a query.

    In other words, the software wrote itself which is incredibly impressive.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,350   +1,998

    It looks good but I suspect if they are going to rely on 3rd party applications we will end up with a bunch of money generating apps rather than an improvement of the service for the benefit of users. Not exactly ground breaking stuff!
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,667   +1,101

    connecting apps and services together is pretty much what people are working on right now. while it's nothing groundbreaking, if done right it can achieve some pretty amazing things.

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