The advent of highly sophisticated computing power raised the expectations of how the interaction between humans and AI will take place. We went from the classical input devices such as keyboard and mouse to voice activation and we might soon use a technology which transfers the users’ commands to the device through brain scanning. A British company already devised an app which combines Google Glasses with an electroencephalography (EEG) headset that reads when the users concentrates. The whole pack is controlled through an app called MindRDR.
Viv Labs presents improved Siri AI platform to help us achieve the next step. However, we still have to wait for proper devices to be developed in order to achieve complete functionality.
Siri, Google Now and Cortana now serve us as personal digital assistants. When Apple launched Siri in 2011, there was quite a fuss around it. However, Siri proved her limitations as users attempted to achieve more complex tasks.
Viv Labs presents improved Siri, a new self-learning AI
Siri was conceived by three men who decided to take the project further as a separate entity. Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham founded Viv Labs and presented on Tuesday their advanced digital assistant concept.
While Siri can perform simple tasks, such as setting up the alarm clock, the digital assistant cannot combine various tasks. The problem is that Siri is not able read multiple instructions at once, even if it can solve them separately.
Viv Labs works on preparing another form of AI which will not only have the capacity to solve complex tasks, but it will learn to improve itself on the way.
“Take a complicated command like “Give me a flight to Dallas with a seat that Shaq could fit in.” Viv will parse the sentence and then it will perform its best trick: automatically generating a quick, efficient program to link third-party sources of information together—say, Kayak, SeatGuru, and the NBA media guide—so it can identify available flights with lots of legroom. And it can do all of this in a fraction of a second,” Wired states.
Viv Labs presents improved Siri, an idea at an early stage version, however. They hope to have the software implemented in future devices, but they do not have support from manufacturers so far. The team behind Viv Labs face strong competition, especially from Google, who recently invested half a billion dollars into AI development, Wired adds.