Facebook soft-launches an intelligent virtual assistant embedded within the company’s Messenger iOS and Android apps that combines artificial intelligence with human-supervised assistance.
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Amazon created simple tools and APIs for app developers to use to add a human-like spoken interface to mobile, consumer electronic devices.
The Big Three — Apple, Google, and Microsoft — are devoting significant research and development to improve their personal intelligent assistant offerings and further embed them into an enterprise application ecosystem.
Apple is pursuing an initiative with the codename “Proactive” that will ingest data from resources that reside on the device, including Contacts, Calendar, Passbook along with selected, installed 3rd-party apps to provide highly informed responses, search results and suggestions.
Personal Virtual Assistants and Intelligent Specialists will co-exist, interact and evolve jointly and separately.
Siri’s co-founder Dag Kittlaus shares details of his new project, Viv Labs, a more sophisticated intelligent assistant that purports to be the “intelligent interface to everything.”
Among the features that distinguish the Apple Watch from Pebble and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, is its ability to serve as a platform for Siri.
Because these ongoing commercial conversations take place over time and a multitude of channels, it has become clear that the persistent presence of an Intelligent Assistant is taking on great value.
Opus Research’s Intelligent Assistants Conference brought together industry leaders improving customer experience and self-service efficiency with personal virtual assistants. San Francisco Bay Area’s ABCNews 7 took notice.
While the just-announced Apple Watch features health monitoring, payment processing and other really cool applications, is the shiny new thing just a fashion accessory or highly functional intelligent assistant?