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SILVIA for Android

SILVIA for Android is an artificial intelligence assistant that runs natively on your Android phone or tablet.

SILVIA for Android

SILVIA for Android is an artificial intelligence assistant that runs natively on your Android phone or tablet.

$7,611
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Funding Unsuccessful
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SPECIAL UPDATE FOR GAME DEVELOPERS!

Can the SILVIA for Android SDK be used for games?  ABSOLUTELY!  Basic integration with your Android game can be done in minutes, and our SDK will include at least one sample project specifically for game developers!  Developers of casual games will appreciate the ease of integration, and hardcore game developers will appreciate the depth of the system.

We're including a Unity3D version of our SILVIA for Android libraries!

Of course, there are so many other types of applications you can build with SILVIA for Android, including entertainment, education, productivity, social networking, search, medical, business, and more...

Want to preview a small subset of our API reference?  Here you go!

http://cognitivecode.com/api/files/brain-api.html

There is a lot more where that came from, so stay tuned for even more SILVIA for Android developer info.  Now, back to your regularly scheduled program...

What is SILVIA for Android?

SILVIA for Android is an artificial intelligence system that runs natively on Android phones and tablets, so that you can talk with your device like you would talk to another person.

SILVIA for Android is smart, fun, and practical, and is based on Cognitive Code's patented SILVIA technologies so advanced that SILVIA is being used for training and simulation applications by the US Army.

SILVIA for Android is up and running on our phones so we are excited about making SILVIA for Android and the SILVIA for Android developer kit available to you.

(jetpack and superhero costume not included)

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What does SILVIA for Android do?

SILVIA is the most advanced and flexible personal intelligence system on the planet.

  • SILVIA for Android is intelligent and conversational.
  • SILVIA for Android goes anywhere you want to go.
  • SILVIA for Android learns from your conversations to anticipate your needs.
  • SILVIA for Android interacts with your phone's applications for you, based on your conversations, making your mobile life easier than ever before.
  • SILVIA for Android can help you with search, browsing, maps, navigation, calendar appointments, your contacts, media content, and the Android operating system.
  • With the optional SILVIA Personalization Kit, you can make SILVIA for Android talk and interact with you the way you want, and show off your own custom AI behaviors to your friends.
  • SILVIA for Android doesn't just answer questions.  SILVIA for Android can engage you in a real conversation using our patented natural language system to understand and react to your meaning.
  • SILVIA for Android learns about you from your conversations, to personalize your experience.
  • SILVIA for Android can proactively suggest new activities, based on your preferences and previous actions.  For instance, if you commonly message your spouse from work that you are running late, SILVIA can use your current location (@work) and the time (7PM) to say, "It looks like you're running late again.  Would you like for me to text Mimi on your behalf?"
  • SILVIA doesn't just do one thing at a time.  SILVIA can conversationally interact with you to help complete complex tasks with multiple steps.
  • Did we mention that SILVIA runs natively on your Android phone?
  • SILVIA for Android can run in the background, always ready to be helpful.  For instance, you could be playing a casual game and losing track of the time, and SILVIA for Android would prompt you to say, "Sorry to interrupt, but you have a meeting with John scheduled in five minutes."
  • Pick from one of three personalities (serious, playful, snarky) to suit your personal style.  More personalities to come post-launch.

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The Personalization Kit and SILVIA Brain Store

The SILVIA for Android Personalization Kit ($80 pledge) is for anyone who wants to customize the AI (artificial intelligence) behaviors of the SILVIA for Android application (included with the kit).

Casual users will find it easy and fun to customize their SILVIA experience on the phone, and the more dedicated AI enthusiasts will have a full set of tools to create their own behaviors or even design complete AI personalities from scratch.


The Personalization Kit includes:

  • The SILVIA for Android application
  • A special SILVIA for Android content manager for PC/Mac, based on our SILVIA Studio content management and creation tools
  • Example SILVIA Brain files
  • Complete tutorial and reference documentation


In support of the SILVIA for Android Personalization Kit, when we launch in December, we will also be launching an online SILVIA Brain Store, where creators like you can share (and even sell) your SILVIA creations with other SILVIA for Android users.  All SILVIA for Android users will have access to free and paid downloadable SILVIA Brain Store content from within their SILVIA for Android application.

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How will we use the Kickstarter funds?

SILVIA for Android is already up and running, so why don't we just release it?  Well, SILVIA for Android is currently a working prototype.  It is working incredibly well, but we still need to turn this prototype (and our SILVIA for Android SDK) into a commercial product for you.  To make SILVIA for Android a commercial product will require additional engineering and support to ensure that SILVIA for Android works seamlessly with all of your important Android applications, and the widest range of Android devices.

We also need to do all those extra little things like create user and developer documentation, build out a special version of our tools for the PERSONALIZATION KIT, and have web and live resources in place to support our SILVIA for Android users at and after launch.

Since we have a working version of SILVIA for Android that is based on our proven SILVIA Platform technology, there is very little technological risk. Product completion will only require a small team over the next few months, with most of the effort focused on SILVIA content development and integration with existing Android applications.

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What is SILVIA?

Our SILVIA Platform is a state-of-the art system for conversational applications.

Cognitive Code's patented SILVIA technologies are advanced, flexible, and the most lightweight system on the planet for developing natural language applications.  SILVIA's high-performance runtime Core can run natively on mobile devices, including Android phones, taking up only a few megabytes worth of memory, and is efficient enough to run in the background at the same time as your other applications.

Conversational: SILVIA understands meaning and can proactively engage users in conversation. SILVIA learns from every interaction so that each user has a personalized, engaging experience.

Language Independent: SILVIA's Core technology is smart enough to infer language rules directly from your application data so that applications can be developed and deployed in any language or any number of languages for the same application.

Developer Friendly: The SILVIA SDK includes a rich API and graphical content tools, so that SILVIA-enabled applications can be rapidly developed, configured, and deployed for your customers and markets.

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SILVIA for Android requirements

- a voice-enabled (mic and speaker) phone or tablet running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or greater.
- WiFi or 3G/4G
- a Google account
- at launch only available in English

SILVIA for Android should run on almost any device with the above basic specifications, but prior to launch, we will begin publishing and maintaining a list of compatible devices.

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SILVIA for Android SDK requirements

- Android development system requirements as specified on this page: http://developer.android.com/sdk/requirements.html
- Optional: Xamarin's Mono for Android (Professional and above), available here: http://xamarin.com/monoforandroid
- IMPORTANT: We do NOT currently support Linux as a development environment.
- IMPORTANT: One or more physical Android enabled devices are required for developing applications with speech input.

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SILVIA for Android SDK details

The SILVIA for Android SDK includes:

  • the SILVIA for Android runtime library, licensed to your development device(s)
  • SILVIA Studio for Android, our graphical content creation tools
  • complete tutorial and API reference documentation
  • sample code projects (both native Java and Mono for Android)
  • sample SILVIA brain files

Our SILVIA for Android SDK has complete support for native Java language development, and C# development using Mono for Android as well, with parallel sample projects for both.

Our sample SILVIA for Android brain files clearly demonstrate the various principles in creating your SILVIA for Android content and applications.

The SILVIA for Android SDK can be used for almost any type of mobile application.  Our only restriction is that you can't sell or otherwise distribute a personal assistant application that would compete directly with our SILVIA for Android.

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SILVIA for Android in your games!

Can the SILVIA for Android SDK be used for games?  ABSOLUTELY!  Basic integration with your Android game can be done in minutes, and our SDK will include at least one sample project specifically for game developers!  Developers of casual games will appreciate the ease of integration, and hardcore game developers will appreciate the depth of the system.

We're including a Unity3D version of our SILVIA for Android libraries!

Of course, there are so many other types of applications you can build with SILVIA for Android, including entertainment, education, productivity, social networking, search, medical, business, and more...

Want to preview a small subset of our API reference?  Here you go!

http://cognitivecode.com/api/files/brain-api.html

There is a lot more where that came from, so stay tuned for even more SILVIA for Android developer info!


Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    FRIEND OF SILVIA: One (1) SILVIA for Android bumper sticker and your name on our online "Wall of Fame". USA ONLY.

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    PERSONALIZATION KIT: One (1) licensed copy of "SILVIA for Android", One (1) licensed copy of "SILVIA for Android" personalization kit (Content editor for PC/Mac)

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    PERSONAL DEVELOPER: Two (2) licensed copies of "SILVIA for Android", One (1) licensed copy of "SILVIA for Android" Personal SDK, including SILVIA for Android Core runtime libraries, and SILVIA Content Editor. Personal Developer Kit is for personal use only, and does not include a license to publish/sell applications.

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    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPER: Two (2) licensed copies of "SILVIA for Android", One (1) licensed copy of "SILVIA for Android" Pro SDK, including SILVIA for Android Core runtime libraries, and SILVIA Content Editor. Pro Developer Kit includes license to publish applications under a standardized royalty-based licensing model. See FAQ for details.

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