First Siri, Now Viv Is Waiting In The Wings

Siri was something different when Apple baked it into iOS 5 back in late 2011; you could now talk to your computer device, and actually get it to respond. The personal digital assistant concept was put into a popular platform and was followed by other similar utilities in Android and Windows.

The creators of Siri now have a next-generation product, Viv.
The goal was to create a better version of Siri, one that connected to a multitude of services, instead of routinely shuffling queries off to a basic web search. During a 20-minute demo onstage at Disrupt NYC, Viv flawlessly handled a dozen complex requests, not just in terms of comprehension, but by connecting with third-party merchants to purchase goods and book reservations.


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