In-Depth With Siri: The Full Demo From the D7 Conference (Plus an Old-School Bonus)

Way back at D7, independent software company Siri demoed its impressive voice assistant product on stage for our audience.

Even in 2009, the machine learning-assisted software was pretty compelling — enough to get the company bought by Apple a short time later.

Then, Siri sort of went into hiding.

Today, Apple unveiled what it had in mind for Siri and showcased a host of features that will be added to the iPhone 4S thanks to Siri’s intelligent voice recognition features.

Here’s Siri’s entire tech demo from back at D7.

And if you are an old-school Apple geek, check out Apple’s vision for a voice-activated personal assistant, circa 1987.

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