We all remember when Siri first came out. She was supposed to be the answer to our everything. She could tell you the weather and set reminders.
However, Siri has never really lived up to her expectations. Whenever we try she normally gets confused or we get some kind of sarcastic answer...
Dag Kittlaus built and then sold the original Siri to Apple for more than $200 million.
However Kittlaus, is now on some kinda personal assistant redemption mission and has come up with a whole new improved version of Siri.
And the name of Siri's kinda illegitimate daughter....Viv.
Viv can answer much more specific questions like “Will it be warmer than 70 degrees near the Golden Gate Bridge after 5 p.m. the day after tomorrow?”
Viv can also complete very specific tasks.
In a two minute demonstration Viv managed to book a US $977 deluxe hotel room, send a friend $20 and also book (and then cancel) a UberXL.
Viv knows how to splash the cash that’s for sure!
We can imagine this simplifying our lives A LOT. I know its not exactly hard to call an Uber, but if you can just say it to your phone its just so much quicker and then you can go back to whatever you were doing. Those few seconds can be helpful if your already running late.