pointerApple aprirà Siri agli sviluppatori

Secondo quanto riportato da The Information, Apple aprirà Siri agli sviluppatori al prossimo WWDC, rilasciando una SDK e API affinché gli sviluppatori possano rendere il contenuto delle proprie app accessibile tramite Siri:

Apple is upping its game in the field of intelligent assistants. After years of internal debate and discussion about how to do so, the company is preparing to open up Siri to apps made by others. And it is working on an Amazon Echo-like device with a speaker and microphone that people can use to turn on music, get news headlines or set a timer.

Apple potrebbe anche rilasciare un device simile all’Echo di Amazon.

Interessante, anche, questo articolo su come funziona Viv — l’assistente virtuale sviluppato dai creatori di Siri. Pare dovrebbe facilitare molto la vita agli sviluppatori, impedendo la creazione di tanti “silos” e comandi specifici a un’app:

Viv uses a patented [1] exponential self learning system as opposed to the linear programed systems currently used by systems like Siri, Echo and Cortana. What this means is that the technology in use by Viv is orders of magnitude more powerful because Viv’s operational software requires just a few lines of seed code to establish the domain [2], ontology [3] and taxonomy [4] to operate on a word or phrase.

In the old paradigm each task or skill in Siri, Echo and Cortana needed to be hard coded by the developer and siloed in to itself, with little connection to the entire custom lexicon of domains custom programmed. This means that these systems are limited to how fast and how large they can scale. Ultimately each silo can contact though related ontologies and taxonomies but it is highly inefficient. At some point the lexicon of words and phrases will become a very large task to maintain and update. Viv solves this rather large problem with simplicity for both the system and the developer.