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Apple and Siri to Change the Way We Interact with Devices

By   /  October 4, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

A new article reports, “Perhaps the biggest announcement at Apple’s iPhone event (today) will be Assistant, Apple’s evolution of the Siri Personal Assistant Software.”

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KEYNOTE: The Game Changer: Siri, a Virtual Personal Assistant – SemTech 2009 Video

By   /  July 6, 2009  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

We are beginning to see a new interaction paradigm for the web: the Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA). A VPA is task focused: it helps you get things done. You interact with it in natural language, in a conversation. It gets to know you, acts on your behalf, and gets better with time. The VPA paradigm builds on the information and services of the web, with new technical challenges of semantic intent understanding, context awareness, service delegation, and mass personalization.

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