The invention of Siri. Siri is virtual assistance which uses voice and makes answers, recommendations, and take actions accordingly. Siri is embedded in iOS, iPad, watch OS, macOS, and TV OS operating systems.
Invention of Siri
Siri was invented by a group of three persons, Dag Kittlaus, Tom Gruber, and Adam Cheyer. This was research given to them in a company Sri, Inc. Siri is a project of Sri, Inc and not a product of Apple Inc. Siri was then bought by Apple Inc.
The brain behind this idea was Adam Cheyer.
As he mentioned “We originally talked to computers in their language exclusively. Increasingly we talked to them in ours.” He states that assistance will be a paradigm in the future that will change everyone’s life. He says that virtual assistance is important for everyone as the internet and mobile is important.
Adam Cheyer started working with computers in the ’90s. He was aware of the fact that one day people will interact with computers more easily through Graphical interfaces and voices. So, he came up with the idea of Siri.
However, he was currently working in a company SRI, Inc. He builds his first prototype there. Adam Cheyer built more than 50 versions of Siri.
Over two decades, Cheyer had built over 50 versions of Siri technology. But when iPhone was released his team saw an imminent opportunity for others to use it in a way that would make them money.
They launched Siri in February 2010 and was bought by Apple two months later. Siri was launched on iPhone 4S. When Siri came out, it became very popular. Siri was on TV, commercials and there were hundred and thousand fan videos of Siri.