Apple's Siri is the AI poster girl for the iPhone 4S, and she's charming and clever--if limited. But based on the original tech Apple bought to make Siri work, we can say that in 2012 she'll charm your socks off, internationally.
The Web's been buzzing since Gizmodo leaked Microsoft's Courier tablet PC, and rightly so--it looks amazing. However, what we've seen of Courier is a mere concept rendering. Apple, of course, has been playing that game too. For 22 years.