Prototype Online: At SRI International, Norman Winarsky builds on the ground-breaking work of Douglas Engelbart, using computers to augment human ability

June 20, 2010

SRI International began as Stanford Research Institute in 1946 and became a problem-solving pioneer in communications, robotics, personal computing, and more. The leader of SRI’s Ventures, Licensing, and Strategic Programs, Norman Winarsky describes the ingredients of a great venture, and the Valley’s embrace of risk-taking and failure. Winarsky walks us through Siri, the “virtual personal assistant” smart-phone application that enhances human ability.

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