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Meaning "live" in Latin, Viv is an intelligent agent technology for third-party products. In development since 2013 by some of the creators of Apple's Siri virtual assistant, Viv was designed as a platform that developers can use to add voice-activated intelligence to their applications. Entitled "The Global Brain," the Viv artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are designed so that people can contribute data and vocabulary, and the more they do, the smarter it gets.

Superior Intelligence Via Integration
The goal of Viv is to handle the kinds of requests one can ask a human secretary. For example, today, a digital assistant can give you a list of flights from New York to San Francisco, but it cannot resolve the command "book a non-stop flight for me and my wife to visit our daughter Tuesday morning." The goal of Viv is to complete such a transaction by tying together data from its users and the external world.

Acquired by Samsung in 2016, Viv technology was integrated into the Bixby personal assistant. For more information, visit See virtual assistant and Bixby.
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There is not an iota of doubt that Sir Viv will once again be the focus of attention at the National Stadium during the PSL games, well ahead of any players or superstars featuring in the league; such is his star power even today.
Viv said: "Three very panicky-looking blokes came in at one stage and said 'Sir, we have to go, people are waiting' and he said 'well, I'm talking', and we carried on chatting.
"Duffy despised Viv Graham, but I don't think realistically they were ever going to have a fight.
Ged Leigh, who leads the Marketing Centre's Yorkshire team, said: "Viv's senior-level experience in marketing together with her track record in leading companies through periods of change makes her ideally placed to help others to grow and transform their businesses."
Go home, Viv, and learn the facts before you waste our time with your half-baked ideas, and remember the words of CP Scott, "Comment is free ...
The latter then went down the pitch to Viv and, holding the ball, said: "This is red and round.
Beneath a statue of Sir Viv, the prince and the ex-cricketers shared a joke as Harry got to grips with his bat.
With the acquisition of Viv, the company's founding team will continue to remain autonomously while now working closely with Samsung's mobile communications business.