Tagged: Voice assistant

Developers of Siri demonstrate Viv – New advanced voice assistant

Viv voice assistant

The founders of Siri, a sort of slow AI software used only by iOS devices so far, has decided to step onto the next level with their new voice assistant named “Viv”. Dag Kittlaus had co-founded Siri for Apple, but as he doesn’t work anymore for Apple, Viv comes out to be the advanced rival to Siri voice-assistant. Siri can’t handle complex inquires, but Viv is faster and smarter. Viv was demonstrated publicly at TechCrunch Disrupt on Monday and it impressed people who were present.
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Sony’s Future Lab Program develops Interactive Tabletop and voice-assisted headphones

Sony Interactive Tabletop projector

Sony wants to stay abreast the race for fashion-forward wearables that solve some inherent purpose. For this they have formed a new R&D outfit called Future Lab Program and they demonstrated a couple of prototype gadgets of the future at the SXSW event in Austin. One of these is a neck-worn Bluetooth headphone which is more of a multi-directional speaker and the other one an Interactive Tabletop projector that turns any surface into a touch-sensitive display. For now each one of these is a prototype and Sony hasn’t shed any light on whether they are going to get into production stage.
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MWC 2016: Sony Xperia Ear is your intelligent voice-assistant on-the-go

Sony Xperia Ear Bluetooth earbud

Sony has dropped down to outside the top 10 bestselling smartphone brands and to rectify that has come up with the Sony Xperia series smartphones. Alongside the Xperia Series phones announced at Mobile World Congress 2016, Sony also gave a glimpse of its Xperia Ear voice-assistant earbud which is something new to the tech world. Seeming more like an adaptation of the earpiece shown in movie ‘Her’, the accessory is your Siri or Cortona in the ear.
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