Steven Levy writes about Viv, the artificial intelligence system that is to replace Siri as our AI personal assistant. Viv will generate “its own code on the fly, no programmers required.” It parses sentences that were entered, “automatically generating a quick, efficient program to link third-party sources of information together”. Viv is “an open system that will let innumerable businesses and applications become part of its boundless brain. The technical barriers are minimal, requiring brief “training” (in some cases, minutes) for Viv to understand the jargon of the specific topic. As Viv’s knowledge grows, so will its understanding.”

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