A.I. “Viv” @ Disrupt NY 2016


The next level of voice control is coming.

I am very curious about this kind of technology as in my opinion it lays the ground work for a world with less intrusive digital media and appliances. Only worry I have with viv is it’s aspiration on becoming a centralized service provider and hence the next monolith of user data and personalized user service. This position as a centralized digital hub with the convenience of always listening (in the future) is worrisome concerning privacy. I’d really hope they could solve this and something like a decentralized approach could work with people contributing to specialized distributed hubs that could be combined on demand (or not). But I guess they won’t go down such a road and rather confirm my worries. If you want to check out the company webpage goto

Dag Kittlaus

Dag Kittlaus is the CEO and co-founder of Viv. Previously, he was the Co-founder and CEO of Siri after spinning the technology out of Stanford Research Institute in 2007. After Apple acquired Siri in 2010 Dag was the Director of iPhone Apps at Apple running the Siri and speech recognition teams. In the fall of 2012 Dag co-founded his next AI company, Viv, which aims to open artificial intelligence to the world and enable everyone to talk to everything. 
Quoted information from Dag Kittlaus

Adam Cheyer

Adam Cheyer is a co-founder of Siri Inc. and formerly a director of engineering in the iPhone group at Apple.
Definition from Wikipedia – Adam Cheyer

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