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February 12, 2018
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New test shows Siri on HomePod answer 52% of questions correctly, lagging behind Alexa & Google Assistant

Now that Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is available to everyone, it’s being put through a slew of tests. Loup Ventures this weekend shared results from a detailed series of tests that it put the HomePod through, as well as how … Continue reading

May 30, 2017
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Andy Rubin’s Essential announces first devices, including Apple HomeKit-ready assistant

Former Google executive and Android creator Andy Rubin on Monday revealed the first products from his new company Essential, including the Home assistant, which reportedly supports multiple smarthome platforms including Apple’s HomeKit. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

November 7, 2016
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Samsung Galaxy S8 to Debut ‘Viv’, the AI Assistant From the Creators of Siri

Samsung said on Sunday it will launch its first AI virtual assistant in next year’s Galaxy S8 smartphone, based on technology gained through its acquisition of Viv. Viv is the AI firm run by Dag Kittlaus, co-creator of Apple’s Siri. … Continue reading

September 21, 2016
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Google launches Allo ‘smart’ messaging app with Google Assistant AI

As promised, Google late Tuesday launched Allo, a so-called "smart" messaging app that sets itself apart from the crowd by integrating artificial intelligence assistant akin to Apple’s Siri. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 5, 2016
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Ex-Siri team to unveil ‘Viv’ virtual assistant next week in quest for ubiquitous AI

After years of development, Siri co-creators and former Apple employees Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer are ready to demonstrate "Viv," an advanced virtual assistant that could reinvent the way consumers interact with their devices. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 5, 2016
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Siri Creators Debuting New AI Assistant ‘Viv’ Next Week

Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, co-founders of Siri, the virtual assistant now built into all of Apple’s iOS devices, are set to demonstrate their newest artificial intelligence project on Monday, reports The Washington Post. Viv, the name of the AI … Continue reading

March 13, 2015
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Microsoft’s Digital Assistant Cortana May Be Heading to iOS and Anrdoid

Microsoft is beefing up “Cortana”, its virtual voice assistant found in its line of Windows Phones, with plans to provide her contextual reminders and various other features on iOS and Android devices later this year, according to Reuters. Announced for … Continue reading