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Siri as Pretty Good Companion

In Inventing the Medium  I devote a chapter to the Companion Model as one way of scripting the interactor. I talk about the recurring fantasy of the computer as a perfect mind-reading servant.  Siri, the voice-activated app on the iPhone, is the most ambitious attempt so far at creating a servant companion and its successes and failures illustrate the principles in this chapter.
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