Norman Winarsky

  • SRI’s Norman Winarsky Says Siri Has Been Stretched ‘Beyond Its Initial Capabilities’ (But It’s Not Apple’s Fault)

    SRI’s Norman Winarsky Says Siri Has Been Stretched ‘Beyond Its Initial Capabilities’ (But It’s Not Apple’s Fault)

    Norman Winarsky, vice president of SRI Ventures, offered his thoughts today on how Apple has handled the acquisition and subsequent relaunch of Siri as an integrated service in iOS. He was diplomatic about some of the criticism Siri has received, while also acknowledging the service has some real shortcomings. For those of you not familiar with Siri’s history, the startup actually spun… Read More

  • The Future Of The Virtual Personal Assistant

    The Future Of The Virtual Personal Assistant

    Editor’s Note: Norman Winarsky is the Vice President of Ventures and Bill Mark is the Vice President of the Information Computing Sciences Division at renowned research and technology development organization, SRI International. Norman and Bill helped found the Siri venture, of which Norman was also a Board member. Since its launch in the iPhone 4S, Siri has become a phenomenon, and for… Read More