For the past two years, the team has been working on Viv Labs’ product—also named Viv, after the Latin root meaning live. Their project has been draped in secrecy, but the few outsiders who have gotten a look speak about it in rapturous terms. “The vision is very significant,” says Oren Etzioni, a renowned AI expert who heads the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. “If this team is successful, we are looking at the future of intelligent agents and a multibillion-dollar industry.” via Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask | Enterprise | WIRED.
This could be hype, but if it isn’t it’s going to be spectacular. This plays in really well with my Universal Daemonization narrative.
I hope Apple buys them and not someone else.