March 12, 2009

An intelligent learning agent...SIRI?

Credit: Howard Cao

Siri is working on virtual personal-assistant software, which would help users complete tasks rather than just collect information. An all-star team of designers and engineers drawn from Google, Yahoo, Apple, Motorola, Netscape, RealTravel, SRI, NASA, and Xerox PARC. The orgins of Siri is from CALO stands for “Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes” financed by DARPA stands for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Siri is planning to release a public version of its product in the first half of 2009.
Mobile users will get the first shot at it and will perform only specific types of functions, such as helping make reservations at restaurants, check flight status, or plan weekend activities. Are we moving from "search engine" to "do engine"?

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