Samsung has announced that it has purchased artificial intelligence platform Viv, the company was co-founded by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham.
If the names sound familiar it is because these are the people who created Apple’s Siri, they left Apple back in 2012 and founded Viv.
Viv was founded by AI visionaries Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham. As part of the acquisition, the founding team will work closely with Samsung’s Mobile Communications business, but continue to operate independently under its existing leadership.
“Unlike other existing AI-based services, Viv has a sophisticated natural language understanding, machine learning capabilities and strategic partnerships that will enrich a broader service ecosystem,” said Injong Rhee, CTO of the Mobile Communications business at Samsung Electronics. “Viv was built with both consumers and developers in mind. This dual focus is also what attracted us to Viv as an ideal candidate to integrate with Samsung home appliances, wearables and more, as the paradigm of how we interact with technology shifts to intelligent interfaces and voice control.”
As yet there are no details on how much Samsung paid for Viv, you can find out more information about the acquisition over at Samsung at the link below.