The Crowd-Sourced Virtual Assistant

Why make Siri-like interfaces smart, when people are still so much smarter?

Premier was developed by MobileWorks, a crowdsourcing company, which is currently testing the new assistant with some existing customers. Testers are given a private e-mail address and encouraged to treat it as they would a conventional personal assistant. “You talk to it in natural language and it talks back to you the same way,” says Anand Kulkarni, cofounder of MobileWorks.

via Mobileworks’ Virtual Assistant, Premier, Is Created from a Crowd of Workers | MIT Technology Review.

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