VentureBeat – Independent personal assistant Ozlo announced it is now available on iOS and the web. Ozlo lets users find restaurants, provide recipes and tell the news with additional information provided from sources like TripAdvisor and Yelp. Ozlo’s announcement comes just weeks after other AI startups have been snatched up by tech giants like Samsung and Google.
But for strategic reasons, Ozlo wants to remain independent. “When I ask my assistant a question or give it a task, I want to know it’s going to give me the best answer it possibly can, no matter where it comes from. I don’t want it to be biased towards some other corporate goal,” CEO Charles Jolley wrote in an article for VentureBeat last month. He also believes an open platform is key to the company’s success. Next year, third-party developers will be able to build their own digital assistant with Ozlo. LINK