Viv is a new virtual assistant from creators of Siri

Before Siri was a virtual assistant built into the operating system that powers iPhone and iPads, the software was a standalone app developed by a team including Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer. Apple bought the company and the rest is history… except that Kittlaus and Cheyer weren’t finished coming up with new ways for your device […]

Microsoft’s CaptionBot describes what’s happening in pictures (or at least it tries)

This week Microsoft introduced Seeing AI, a research project that uses a smartphone or Pivothead smart glass app to describe what’s happening in the world to help a blind person read signs or menus, identify the emotional state of people in a room, and more. While Seeing AI isn’t yet available to the public, Microsoft […]