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HP in talks with Apple to use an enterprise version of Siri

HP in talks with Apple to use an enterprise version of Siri

By 13 August 2014

Apple apparently held discussions with Hewlett-Packard earlier this year regarding an enterprise version of Siri, though all of the talks occured before the company announced an enterprise partnership with IBM. According to a report from The Information,... >>

Suspected Florida murderer used Siri for advice on hiding a body, US police say

Suspected Florida murderer used Siri for advice on hiding a body, US police say

By 13 August 2014

It appears Siri can help you commit the perfect crime. Well...almost. According to The Independent, US police recently announced that a Florida man allegedly murdered his roommate and then, on the very day that the supposed victim went missing, asked... >>

Apple imagined a powerful Siri for Mac that is voice-prompted, reveals patent

Apple imagined a powerful Siri for Mac that is voice-prompted, reveals patent

By 7 August 2014

Apple has detailed how its virtual assistant Siri could work on Macs. It's long been assumed Siri would one day extend to desktops, beyond the voice dictation functionality currently available in Macs, but Apple has never actually confirmed that as a... >>

Cycorp is the most ambitious artificial intelligence project yet, and it’s been working secretly for 30 years

Cycorp is the most ambitious artificial intelligence project yet, and it’s been working secretly for 30 years

By 7 July 2014

Since 1984 a company called Cycorp has been quietly working on artificial intelligence. Now, as it nears real intelligence, its creators are beginning to talk about Cyc. Cyc is a machine intelligence that learns, and has been doing so for the last 30... >>

Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants

Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants

By 5 April 2014

Although voice-activated personal assistants are considered standard on smartphones, Microsoft has only recently stepped up to the plate with its Cortana offering on Windows Phone 8.1. And it's eager to trump Google's Google Now and Apple's Siri. Personal... >>

Siri may get smarter as Apple reportedly buys voice recognition pioneer Novauris

Siri may get smarter as Apple reportedly buys voice recognition pioneer Novauris

By 4 April 2014

Siri might have been the first smart assistant to listen to mobile phone owners' requests, but now it's not alone. The witty responses of Siri to questions about the competition aren't enough to keep users happy anymore. That in mind Apple has bought... >>

Apple's Siri voice assistant to add more third-party integrations, says report

Apple's Siri voice assistant to add more third-party integrations, says report

By 5 March 2014

Apple is in the process of expanding Siri integration to more third-party apps and services, it's claimed. According to a report from The Information, Apple wants to improve Siri’s search functions and feature capabilities. The report mentioned Siri... >>

Microsoft's Cortana assistant revealed in leaked video of setup process

Microsoft's Cortana assistant revealed in leaked video of setup process

By 4 March 2014

Microsoft's much-anticipated digital assistant, which is expected to rival Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now, has surfaced in a leaked video. We’ve heard all about what Cortana is capable of doing, thanks to many rumours and reports, but now we finally... >>

Apple could introduce a voice-based photo search using Siri

Apple could introduce a voice-based photo search using Siri

By 30 December 2013

An Apple patent hints at the next step for Siri where it can tag and search through photos using voice controls. The "Voice-Based Image Tagging and Searching" feature, as it’s referred to in the patent, would be able to find pictures based on strings... >>

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 update to include Siri-like Cortana and notification centre?

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 update to include Siri-like Cortana and notification centre?

By 16 December 2013

Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update will feature a swipe-down notification centre and a Siri-like personal assistant, according to the latest round of rumours. The Verge has reported - citing two unnamed sources - that Microsoft is currently... >>


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