“The engineer who oversaw development of Apple’s Siri technology is now at Samsung building an online service for linking together the ‘Internet of things,'” James Niccolai reports for IDG News Service.
“Luc Julia, a vice president at Samsung’s innovation lab in Menlo Park, California, demonstrated the project, called SAMI, or the Samsung Architecture for Multimodal Interactions, at a conference north of San Francisco on Friday,” Niccolai reports. “Still in its early stages, SAMI aims to be a platform that can collect data from any connected device, including wearable computers like the Fitbit, and make that data available for consumption by other devices.”
“To demonstrate the service, Julia showed how SAMI might be used to build a personal health service,” Niccolai reports. “In Siri-like fashion, he also asked the service, ‘SAMI, how am I doing?’ The app told him he had reached his exercise goal for the day. The idea is that it could do more sophisticated analysis, such as telling him when he needs to train harder or take a break.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Luc Julia, who replaced Dag Kittlaus, Siri’s co-founder and chief executive, as Apple’s head of Siri, lasted just 10 months at Apple before exiting in 2012. How much “development of Siri” did he really oversee?
“SAMI, why couldn’t I cut it at Apple? And, SAMI, why does everyone hate Benedict Arnold?”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Len W.” for the heads up.]