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Apple’s 1987 Knowledge Navigator, Only One Month Late

Posted on October 4th, 2011 at 23:35 by John Sinteur in category: Apple -- Write a comment

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Based on the dates mentioned in the Knowledge Navigator video, it takes place on September 16, 2011. The date on the professor’s calendar is September 16, and he’s looking for a 2006 paper written “about five years ago,” setting the year as 2011.

And this morning, at the iPhone keynote, Apple announced Siri, a natural language-based voice assistant, would be built into iOS 5 and a core part of the new iPhone 4S.

So, 24 years ago, Apple predicted a complex natural-language voice assistant built into a touchscreen Apple device, and was less than a month off.

  1. Unless the person in the video was beta testing the software, in which case it could’ve actually taken place last month…

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