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Bixby 2.0 takes center stage at Samsung’s Developer Conference

No surprise, Samsung is making the connected home a big focus of its annual Developer Conference this week in San Francisco. DJ Koh, the company’s head of Mobile Communications took to the stage at

As technology lends you its ear, these technologies will determine what it hears

Shawn DuBravac Contributor Shawn DuBravac is chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association and the author of Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and

Technology trends changing the world as we look ahead

S. Somasegar Contributor S. Somasegar is managing director at Madrona Venture Group and the former head of Microsoft’s Developer Division. More posts by this contributor Business models will drive t

New numbers home in on Vive sales

A brief in 87870 news offers us some interesting news about Vive sales worldwide. Alvin Graylin, China Regional President of VR at HTC, said that the company sold 100,000 units in August, an acceptabl

Ozlo AI assistant is the new underdog filling the void left by Viv

On the heels of Samsung’s acquisition of Viv just a week ago, a new AI assistant has risen into the spotlight and is jockeying to fill the shoes of its now well-known rival. Ozlo, the Greylock-

Samsung acquires Viv, a next-gen AI assistant built by the creators of Apple’s Siri

Samsung has agreed to acquire Viv, an AI and assistant system co-founded by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham — who created Siri, which was acquired by Apple in 2010. The three left Apple

Better ingredients, better companies

Papa John's has a catchy motto: “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.” This analogy works in technology, as well. As better ingredient technologies arrive on the scene, they open the door for new, ic

Will the next Siri be empathetic?

Humans have forever personified their technologies. We engage emotionally, have expectations and establish a trust-based association with our technology. Technologies that are truly important to our w

Apple finally opens Siri to third-party developers

As widely expected, Apple is lavishing TLC on its voice assistant, Siri, at this year's WWDC. The company has just announced it will be letting developers bake Siri's voice functionality into their ap

Technological innovation is often simply an innovation in how we think about technology

It may slip our notice, but technological innovation is often reducible to an innovation in the marketing and conceptualization of technology. While there are undoubtedly many technological breakthrou

Why do chatbots suck?

Chatbots have been in the news a lot this year. First there was Tay, Microsoft’s racist love child, who just couldn’t keep herself under control. Then came Facebook with its messenger bots, which,

Siri-creator shows off first public demo of Viv, ‘the intelligent interface for everything’

Today, onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Siri creator Dag Kittlaus showed off the first public demo of Viv, an AI virtual system that aims to be “the intelligent interface for everything.”

Here’s the first demo of Viv, the next-generation AI assistant built by Siri creator

Siri co-founder and CEO <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/dagk">Dag Kittlaus</a> has been quietly working on a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/201

Viv, Built By Siri’s Creators, Scores $12.5 Million For An AI Technology That Can Teach Itself

The company behind Viv, a powerful form of AI built by Siri's creators which is able to learn from the world to improve upon its capabilities, has just closed on $12.5 million in Series B funding, an

Telefónica Expands Wayra Accelerator Network To Asia Via Tie-Up With China’s VIV Incubator

Telefónica's global network of 14 Wayra Academies, which each incubate a yearly crop of tech startups in the hopes of spotting the next big thing so their carrier overlord doesn't have to, has gained