Siri - AI & Search

Siri is a virtual personal assistant, for your iPhone or computer, with pedigree; it originated at the Stanford Research Institute and was spun out as an AI project financed by DARPA. Now, as an alternative to search, Siri is supposed to be able to carry out tasks for the user, like finding the next flight out or ordering a pizza, by crawling the web and conversing with the user, processing requests, responding and learning from the interaction. It will do this via a combination of technologies, including speech recognition, natural language processing and semantic web search.