VIV is defined by its founders as the simplest way for the world to interact with devices, services and things everywhere. Behind the scene are the founders of Siri, the famous vocal assistant bought by Apple in 2010.
We were recently talking about vocal recognition on the blog and introducing the possibilities brought by Echo. Viv goes one step further. It is able to understand common natural language requests but also complex questions. For example, during the TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 conference, its CEO asked Viv if “[it was] raining in Seattle 3 Thursdays ago” or if “it [would] be warmer than 70° near the Golden gate bridge after 5 PM the day after tomorrow”. Each time, the answer was pitch clear. It works with a dynamic program generation system which allows it to reprogram itself.
An API will be opened to developers who wants to integrate Viv into their apps. That way, you will be able to ask it to send flowers to your mother, book an hotel room or an Uber, … the possibilities are endless.
Here is the complete TechCrunch conference for those who want to see Viv in action :