DARPA Tech Invades iPhones Now with Siri

Siri Is Watching

Tim Stevens on Endgadget said this was happening back in ’09. For all those who rushed out to get the new iPhone, if you are using Siri, you are giving a hell lot of personal info to Apple:

Microsoft’s little Clippy, the uppity paperclip who just wanted to help, never got a lick of respect in the ten years he graced the Office suite.

He’s long-since gone, but his legacy lives on through a DARPA project called CALO: the Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes. It’s intended for use to streamline tedious activities by military personnel, like scheduling meetings and prioritizing e-mails, but there are a few non-com spin-offs intended as well, like an iPhone app called Siri due to hit the App Store sometime this year. Siri will have more of a consumer angle, helping to find product reviews and make reservations, but we’re hoping a taste of its military upbringing shines through.

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  • CaseyLee

    Siri has betrayed me. But she has a witty little personality. Today I had my husband say, “I love you,” and she responded with, “You barely know me, Scott.”

  • CaseyLee

    Siri has betrayed me. But she has a witty little personality. Today I had my husband say, “I love you,” and she responded with, “You barely know me, Scott.”

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