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Viv is a new AI app from Siri's creators (pictures)

The first public demo of Viv, a new voice-recognition AI app, as seen at TechCrunch NY 2016, in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Dag Kittlaus was one of the creators of Siri, the AI assistant in Apple's iOS devices. His new creation is called Viv, and you can read more about Viv here.

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This week's TechCrunch Distrupt event in New York offered the first-ever public demo of Viv.

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The software connects to a laundry list of services, from hotel booking companies to weather reports to restaurant services.

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The idea behind Viv is to have a personal digital assistant that understands natural language and that can run requests through multiple third-party services.

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One goal is to book hotel rooms, order food or perform other tasks with no user interaction required beyond issuing voice commands.

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Questions like, "Will it be warmer than 70 degrees near the Golden Gate Bridge after 5 p.m. the day after tomorrow?" would stump Siri or Alexa, because of the complexity of the question.

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