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The inventors of Apple’s virtual assistant software, Siri, have just demonstrated their secret, next-generation, artificial intelligence assistant. Created by Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, Viv is four years in the making. She offers an open platform through which queries can connect with third-party merchants. And yesterday, during Kittlaus’s demo at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Viv performed flawlessly as her creator gave her tasks that would likely see Siri fumbling for answers.
The White House has chimed in on artificial intelligence this week. Some may say it’s too little too late. Others will insist it’s better late than never. In the past year alone, AI discussions have made their way from the fringes of science and science fiction to the forefront of popular culture. We’ve seen intelligent algorithms conquer intuitive board games, strengthen cybersecurity, and pen impressive – if not award winning – novellas.
Artificial intelligence may be making the world smarter, safer, more functional and accessible. But can it make the world more beautiful? A number of researchers hope to do so by developing AI systems that can paint, write, and colorize photographs.
Big data is big business. But in an age of digital privacy paranoia, it isn’t always easy for tech companies to get their hands on information – particularly when some of the most potentially beneficial data is also confidential, locked up in healthcare and finance companies who aren’t comfortable sharing.
A startup called X.ai finished a $23 million funding round this month, jostling for a position in the tech giant-dominated market of AI-driven personal assistants (PA). With competition from Apple’s Siri, Facebook’s M, and Microsoft’s Cortana, X.ai’s development of their personal assistant program, Amy Ingram, seems like an uphill battle. But intuitive features, natural language, and early entry may help the startup challenge the giants.