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New Siri sibling Viv may be next step in A.I. evolution

Sharon Gaudin | May 12, 2016
Artificial intelligence-powered Viv may take digital assistants to next level.

"Nothing is simple as it seems," she noted. Viv "would have to communicate directly with a pizza ordering system. What if there are three pizza places near you? Do you want the app to select the restaurant for you? While these apps will improve over time, the improvements will come from the system collecting and analyzing data about you. It will require continuous deep learning. I think that it will be years before these type of systems are ubiquitous."

Jeff Kagan, an independent industry analyst, agrees these are early days.

"We are just at the very early starting point in this new area," he said. "I expect they will get to know each of us better and be much more useful than aggravating, like they are today."

 

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