Siri Creator SRI Spins Off a New Virtual Assistant

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SRI International, the Silicon Valley research institute that developed Siri, is once again dipping its toe into the virtual personal assistant pool. On Wednesday it revealed it has spun off a new company called Tempo AI, which is using SRI’s artificial intelligence technology to create a smart calendar app for the iPhone that can infer relevant information from a user’s address book, e-mail, and even daily habits.

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