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Apple buys AI speech startup that could make Siri sound more natural

Apple buys AI speech startup that could make Siri sound more natural

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Apple has bought another company. It's a startup, actually. An artificial-intelligence startup that could drastically improve the way you use Siri on the iPhone and maybe even Apple's upcoming car. The startup, called VocalIQ, is UK-based and specialises... >>

Siri might soon transcribe your voicemails so you won't have to sit and listen to them

Siri might soon transcribe your voicemails so you won't have to sit and listen to them

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Imagine you have a voicemail waiting for you, but instead of listening to the message, you read it. Apple has envisioned this and is using Siri to make such functionality come to fruition. According to Business Insider, Apple is testing a new voicemail... >>

iOS 9 new features detailed: Changes to Siri, advanced search, Apple Pay and more

iOS 9 new features detailed: Changes to Siri, advanced search, Apple Pay and more

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Apple has, as expected, announced iOS 9 and some of the features that will be coming with the new iPhone and iPad operating system to be available later this year. Siri, for example, will have an all-new user interface and will interact with your iPhone... >>

Scrap Siri, say goodbye to Google Now, Cortana is coming to iPhone and Android

Scrap Siri, say goodbye to Google Now, Cortana is coming to iPhone and Android

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Reports today claim that Microsoft's voice assistant software is coming to both iOS and Android, with the hope that it will replace Apple's Siri and Google Now. The Windows Phone voice recognition software and personal assistant algorithms are highly... >>

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>