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Topic: Siri

Apple enhances Siri team with purchase of VocalIQ, a car-focused British speech tech firm

10/02/2015, 03:10 pm

Natural language processing firm VocalIQ, a U.K. company with a particular interest in voice control within automobiles, has reportedly been acquired by Apple, in a likely attempt to bolster its voice-driven personal assistant Siri.


Teardown of Apple TV Siri Remote finds same touch controller as iPhone 5s & iPad Air

09/22/2015, 11:09 am

A teardown of the first Apple TV and its new voice-enabled Siri Remote has discovered the controller sports the same Broadcom-made touchscreen controller the company already uses in the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPad Air.


Siri on Apple TV will be restricted to just 8 of 80 launch countries, apps limited to 200MB

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

When Apple announced its fourth-generation set-top box on Wednesday, the company put Siri front and center while proudly proclaiming that the new Apple TV would launch in 80 countries --but the erstwhile voice recognition system will come to just eight.


Apple finds difficulty recruiting AI experts thanks to tough user privacy stance

09/07/2015, 10:09 am

Apple has reportedly set about massively expanding its team of data scientists and artificial intelligence experts, but has found it tough to recruit top minds in the field as the company's privacy policies prevent researchers from getting access to valuable user data.


Next-gen Apple TV priced at $149, will include universal search for finding content across providers

09/02/2015, 10:09 am

Finding content will be easier than ever with the next-generation Apple TV, a new report has revealed, as Apple will include universal search in its revamped set-top box, said to be priced starting at $149.


Siri knows about Apple's new iPhone event on Sept. 9

08/27/2015, 01:08 pm

The invitations for Apple's upcoming Sept. 9 event were designed around Siri -- bearing what she would call "colorful wavey words" and the phrase "Hey Siri, give us a hint" -- and it turns out there's more to it than meets the eye, as the erstwhile digital assistant actually does drop some knowledge.


Apple announces Sept. 9 event for 'iPhone 6s,' updated Apple TV at massive new venue

08/27/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, making official its anticipated Sept. 9 event at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It's expected to showcase not only a next-generation "iPhone 6s" handset, but also a new Siri-enabled Apple TV set-top box.


Apple job opening points to deeper Apple Music integration with Siri

08/21/2015, 04:08 pm

An Apple job opening posted on Friday suggests that the company is looking to expand links between Siri and Apple Music, presumably in the form of new voice commands.


Slack CEO denigrates Apple's Siri in announcing work on own team-serving virtual assistant

08/17/2015, 08:08 pm

Slack Technologies founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield on Monday revealed plans to invest in artificial intelligence with an eye on virtual assistant tech for work groups, while calling Apple's solution "nearly useless."


Apple's enhanced Siri will answer phone calls, transcribe voicemails in 2016 - report

08/03/2015, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly testing a service that will have its voice driven personal assistant, Siri, answer phone calls when a user is unavailable and then transcribe voicemails to text so that they can be quickly read.


How to make Apple Music do more with Siri voice commands

07/06/2015, 06:07 pm

While Apple Music has drawn a lot of comparions with other streaming services, like Spotify and Google Music, on iOS it does have at least one special trick: Siri voice commands.


Social media prank prompts accidental 911 calls through Apple's Siri

06/23/2015, 05:06 pm

A social media prank is likely responsible for a rash of Siri-based 911 calls made over the weekend in the Canadian city of Regina, Saskatchewan, local police said on Tuesday.


Amazon Echo now available for all US customers to purchase, ships July 14

06/23/2015, 09:06 am

Amazon on Tuesday officially opened up orders to the general public for its Echo accessory, a Siri-like, always-on virtual assistant that exists in a standalone tubular speaker.


Apple's Siri, Spotlight extend Google-like search inside iOS 9 apps, without tracking users

06/16/2015, 05:06 am

The biggest announcement at WWDC--with the most relevance to developers and end users--appears to be new Apple's Siri and Spotlight search services that deliver results including deep links within apps. Here's why.


Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9

09/23/2015, 09:09 am

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple's personal digital assistant has received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.


Inside iOS 9: Siri Suggestions, news, apps & more on Apple's revamped search screen

09/16/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple has introduced an entirely new home screen in iOS 9 that presents users with intelligent, contextually aware information, including frequently opened apps based on time of day and location, or potential destinations in Maps that a user might seek out.


Apple unveils iOS 9 with smarter Siri, public transit in Maps, iPad split-screen multitasking

06/08/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 9, will focus on enhanced system intelligence, numerous improvements to built-in apps, new iPad-specific capabilities, and much more, it was announced at WWDC on Monday.


Watch Effect: Apple Watch hints at a Siri who's always just a shout away

05/27/2015, 09:05 am

Pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone makes Siri easier to access than ever. But with a new voice-controlled Apple TV said to be on the horizon, Siri seems poised to become an even more prevalent part of the Apple ecosystem.


Apple challenges Google with growing Web search program, fueled by Topsy acquisition

05/06/2015, 01:05 pm

Apple's rapidly-expanding internal search group --aimed at making Spotlight a legitimate Web search engine --is being led by the team acquired in 2013 with social search firm Topsy, AppleInsider has learned.


Apple details new 'AppleBot' web crawler used by Siri and Spotlight

05/06/2015, 06:05 am

Apple has confirmed the existence of a long-rumored web crawling service -- first noticed last November --and provided some details of its operations in a recently-updated support document.