“Dag Kittlaus, a 48-year-old engineer from Norway, built the AI personal assistant Siri and sold it to Apple for more than $200 million. Now he wants to eat the internet.
More specifically, he wants to build you a smart personal assistant that you can really, actually talk to, that understands you, that will become the connective tissue of your entire digital life. To do that, he’ll have to beat, among others, Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.” Buzzfeed’s Charlie Warzel introduces you to Viv. (It would be considerate of you to read this article out of the earshot of Siri, Cortana, and Alexa.)