Iris (Siri for Android) released

October 24, 2011

Iris for Android, a Siri lookalike, is now available on the Android Market, Gizmodo reports.

Iris (Siri backwards), emulates what Siri on the iPhone 4S does: you tap a mic, you talk, and Siri responds to you. Siri could lead to a real AI, Wired blogger Jon Stokes says.

The same SRI International defense project that gave birth to Siri —  CALO (Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes) — now has a new web-based service, Trapit, which uses AI for Web search and online news, reports Xconomy.