If you think Siri is great, wait until you get a hold of Viv. Developed by the creative team behind Siri, Viv blows Siri out of the water. While Siri is limited to the tasks Apple wants it to do, Viv can teach itself and break down commands or questions into individual parts, figure everything out, then respond. Say you want to pick up a bottle of cheap wine that pairs well with Italian food. Viv will use your contacts to find out who your brother is and where he lives, then map a route to your brother’s house and find nearby liquor stores. Next, Viv will look up lasagna to find the right kind of wine to pair with it. It’ll then give you a list of wines, sorted by price, that you can grab on the way to your brother’s place. Viv’s not tied to a particular platform, and isn’t ready for public use. But it’s coming soon, and it’ll completely change the way we use our phones – and how we live.

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 20, 2014" by @ShellyPalmer