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Samsung could use a win right about now and it may have gotten one by agreeing to acquire Viv Labs, an interesting startup that developed a unique, open artificial intelligence platform that could end up putting Siri to shame. It's a valid comparison both because Viv is on track to become another digital assistant for mobile devices, and because Dag Kittlaus, one of the developers responsible for Siri (before Apple acquired it), co-founded Viv. Kittlaus and fellow co-founders Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham will work closely with Samsung's mobile communications team as part of the deal, but also independently under its existing leadership. So in other words, they'll continue to develop and flesh... Read more...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gearing up for a massive leap in capabilities in the coming years as companies like Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Tesla and countless others invest millions (if not billions) of dollars into developing customer-facing products. Dag Kittlaus, one of the brilliant minds behind the original Siri AI assistant (before Apple bought the company), has publicly unveiled Viv which looks to far outshine its predecessor. Rather than the limited number of search categories that AI virtual assistants like Siri are capable of responding to (ask Siri a question that she doesn’t understand — no matter how simple — and she will simply open a web search), Viv takes on Skynet-esque... Read more...