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Topic: Siri

Invite-only meeting details state of AI, machine learning research inside Apple's halls

12/07/2016, 02:12 pm

In an invitation-only meeting at Tuesdays Neural Information Processing Systems conference, Apple's head of machine learning broke down Apple's specific goals for its artificial intelligence developments, and detailed where it feels it has an advantage of its competitors, giving a rare look at Apple's research process.

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Apple AI researchers gagged no more, now allowed to publish and confer with colleagues

12/06/2016, 11:12 am

After years of silence from Apple's researchers over fear of losing commercial intellectual property, the company is now allowing employees in artificial intelligence to not only publish their research, but also interface with other academics in the field to further the overall development of the technology.

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Oppenheimer: Apple 'lacks the courage to lead the next generation of innovation'

12/02/2016, 11:12 am

Oppenheimer analysts have issued an unusually scathing Apple investor memo, charging that the company is headed in the wrong direction and poised for a "decade-long malaise" as a result.

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How to make an iPhone speakerphone call using only Siri

11/25/2016, 11:11 am

One of the advantages of modern iPhones is the ability to go hands-free more often thanks to Siri -- but something people may not know is that it's possible to go straight into speakerphone mode when voice dialing.

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New iPhone lock screen exploit reveals contact information without passcode

11/18/2016, 09:11 am

A new exploit requiring precise timing in conjunction with physical access to a device that has Siri enabled on the lock screen has surfaced, giving attackers the ability to view contact information, including photos, and message logs.

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Apple invention integrates Siri into iMessage, aids in peer-to-peer financial transactions

11/17/2016, 02:11 am

An Apple patent application published Thursday suggests the company is investigating the potential of integrating its Siri virtual assistant into Messages, with claims suggesting the feature might assist users with peer-to-peer payments.

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Samsung to debut Viv-based AI assistant alongside Galaxy S8

11/07/2016, 03:11 pm

Samsung on Monday confirmed plans to include a new AI assistant with its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, which should make use of the technology it acquired from Viv -- a firm founded by some of the people behind Apple's Siri.

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Apple's new Japan R&D center to build 'very different' artificial intelligence tech, Tim Cook says

10/17/2016, 08:10 am

Apple's investments in Siri and artificial intelligence will grow in the coming months, Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed in a new interview, disclosing that his company's Yokohama, Japan, facility will boast "deep engineering" for machine learning.

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Apple to unite internet teams under one roof at 1 Infinite Loop - report

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Apple is planning to unite many of the teams working on its disparate internet services, relocating them to its Cupertino headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple's Fouloum data center is the largest foreign capital investment Denmark has ever seen

10/03/2016, 02:10 pm

Apple's investment in a Denmark-based data center and related biogas research will nearly hit $1 billion, and make it the largest foreign capital expenditure in the country.

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AI initiative counts Google, Microsoft, IBM among its ranks, Apple declines invite

09/29/2016, 11:09 am

Six companies including Microsoft and Google have launched a cross-disciplinary partnership to steer the future of artificial intelligence development, but as of yet, Apple has not signed on.

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Apple allegedly working on Siri stand-alone speaker with HomeKit integration

09/23/2016, 09:09 am

Apple appears to be stepping up efforts to combat Amazon's suite of Alexa voice recognition devices, with a Siri-based home voice assistant reportedly in the works.

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Inside macOS Sierra: Siri on the desktop

09/20/2016, 05:09 pm

Heralded at the 2016 WWDC, Apple has brought its Siri voice assistant technology to MacOS Sierra, which even in its first incarnation on the desktop brings a wealth of possibilities for workflow expansion and knowledge navigation.

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Lyft, Venmo, LinkedIn, Map My Run among first third-party apps to support Siri in iOS 10

09/13/2016, 03:09 pm

With Tuesday's launch of iOS 10, third-party applications can, for the first time, take advantage of Siri voice controls. Here's a diverse list of some of the first apps updated with SiriKit integration.

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Apple opens blog on third-party Siri integration, highlighting Pinterest, Vogue & more

09/01/2016, 01:09 pm

In an unusual move, Apple has launched a blog promoting iOS 10's third-party app integration for Siri, initially focusing on the voice assistant's image-related search capabilities.

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Early demo of Siri third-party app integration finds feature useful, vital to system's evolution

08/30/2016, 09:08 pm

Ahead of an expected iOS 10 launch in September, The Wall Street Journal was able to test out Siri's ability to integrate with third-party apps, finding the feature a useful and perhaps necessary next step in the virtual assistant's evolution.

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Apple's Siri & rivals being hampered by poor microphone tech

08/25/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple's Siri -- and other voice assistants from the likes of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft -- are being held back by the state microphone hardware, a report noted on Thursday.

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Siri's voice to benefit from machine learning improvements in Apple's iOS 10

08/24/2016, 12:08 pm

When iOS 10 arrives this fall -- most likely in September -- Siri's voice should sound a little more natural thanks to machine learning technology Apple is implementing, an interview revealed on Wednesday.

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Tim Cook says AI & augmented reality are core technologies in Apple's future

08/14/2016, 06:08 pm

Apple is deeply invested in artificial intelligence and augmented reality when it comes to future products, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a recent interview.

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Apple makes counterclaims in Caltech Wi-Fi lawsuit, settles in Siri-related Dot 23 case

08/03/2016, 11:08 am

Together, Apple and Broadcom have reportedly filed counterclaims against the California Institute of Technology, attacking the latter's Wi-Fi patent lawsuit on several grounds. Separately, Apple and Dot 23 have settled a lawsuit over Siri.

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