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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