By enabling hotel guests to use natural language to adjust room controls, peruse entertainment options and order food, Aloft Hotels attempts to attract the “early adopter, hyper-connected global traveler.”
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Baidu’s Duer marries the work that Baidu has done in speech recognition with search services that support the “parsing” of spoken input and indexed Web content.
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.
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.