Friday, July 29, 2011

Would an iPhone 'Assistant' Really Help? - Technology Review

Still a ways to go before the Knowledge Navigator comes to full fruition

Are we on the cusp of an era of ubiquitous "virtual personal assistants"? If Steve Jobs has his way, we just might be.

Back in the spring of 2010, Apple acquired Siri, a company that produced an app that described itself in just those terms. Now, clues dug up recently by 9to5Mac, a site dedicated to scrutinizing all things Apple, suggest that Apple may be ready to introduce Siri-like features in the next version of iOS, its operating system for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Would an iPhone 'Assistant' Really Help? - Technology Review

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