An end to the guiding principle of chip development would come with a whimper, not a bang. That would give us time to prepare -- and to make improvements in other areas.
It seems Siri doesn't want to compete for attention. The powers that be at Apple are looking to jettison voice assistant Evi from the App Store, says the app's developer.
Metaweb, Powerset, Radar Networks, and True Knowledge are hoping to make the Semantic Web a reality. It's going to be a very long beta cycle.