Siri co-founder: Apple’s ‘Assistant’ launch will be ‘world-changing event’

“On Tuesday, Apple will change the way humans interact with electronic devices. All over again,” Seth Weintraub reports for 9to5Mac.

“Perhaps the biggest announcement at Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday will be Assistant, Apple’s evolution of the Siri Personal Assistant Software,” Weintraub reports. “Siri, you’ll remember, is the company Apple picked up for a rumored $200 million in April of last year for, in Steve Jobs’ words, its ‘Artificial Intelligence,’ not search or speech recognition.”

Weintraub reports, “SRI’s Norman Winarsky, the man uniquely positioned at the crossroads of the CALO project and the company spun off out of it talked to us about the implications of Apple mainstreaming ‘Assistant.'” [Winarsky said], ‘Make no mistake: Apple’s ‘mainstreaming’ Artificial Intelligence in the form of a Virtual Personal Assistant is a groundbreaking event. I’d go so far as to say it is a World-Changing event. ”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. I got it. I figured out Apples critic three word invite to today’s event “Let’s Talk iPhone” it doesn’t mean let us tell you about the new iPhone. it means ‘Hey iPhone; let’s talk’!

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