We’ll Soon Talk to Everything

Posted June 21st 2016

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via Popular Science

Dag Kittlaus co-created Apple’s Siri, and now he’s looking to disrupt the personal assistant market again—this time with Viv.

“Every platform like Viv today basically has a product manager that figures out what the new feature should be. Then a developer codes – hard codes in most cases – a command, “If someone asks about this, do that.’ The problem is you can’t scale that to the world. What Viv does is allow for third party developers to go in—almost like a Wikipedia for AI—and use a set of pretty simple tools to build whatever they want. That allows Viv to scale from the dozens of things that other assistants can do today to thousands, tens of thousands, to who-knows-how-many capabilities. That’s the big leap forward. Viv lets thousands of people from around the world teach it new things simultaneously.”