Tech companies today are rushing to develop some of the most advanced digital assistants, voice controlled, AI-enabled, intuitive, and capable of handling even the most complex of tasks. Amidst this, Apple's Siri, despite having the leverage of gracing some of the most expensive hardware in the world, is still a notch behind rivals. In a
Non-practicing entity Portal Communications has filed a lawsuit against Apple for alleged infringement of three patents related to natural language voice query systems -- the technology being used by the iPhone-maker in its products in the form of the Siri virtual assistant. According to tech website Appleinsider, in its filing with the Eastern Texas District
Samsung really wants its Bixby AI assistant to be a formidable competitor to Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Siri. In order to make Bixby even more competitive, the South Korean company has acquired a 100 percent stake in AI search engine startup Kngine. According to The Investor, Kngine develops mobile solutions that understands and answer
"Hey, Google", "Alexa", "Hey, Cortana," or "Hey, Siri"; the year 2018 is expected to see these commands gaining more popularity by the day. Digital assistants have existed for years, but with the internet of things gaining increased adaption, AI is not just responding to our banter, but also switching devices for us. Google at CES
Samsung is planning to introduce a smart speaker powered by its Bixby digital assistant in the first half of 2018. The smart speaker will compete against similar offerings from Amazon, Apple and Google. The Samsung smart speaker will have a strong focus on audio quality and support smart home control functions allowing its users to
We all might not know the lyrics, but we make sure to yell our lungs out at "Despacito" the only predominantly Spanish language song to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 16 weeks. Now, if there's so much popularity around the song, we shouldn't really be blaming Siri if it got a little confused.
As we move closer to the official launch of Apple's next iPhone, more reports have started flowing in about the anniversary-edition smartphone. It is widely rumored that the 'iPhone 8' or 'iPhone Edition' will not feature a physical button or home button up front, which means in order to invoke Siri, you will have to use the voice commands. However, for those uncomfortable talking to a phone, Apple might be working on making the sleep/wake or lock button on the top of the smartphone double up as a Siri launcher.
Virtual assistants are picking up the pace and if the latest statistics are anything to go by then the digital assistant population will equal today s human population in 2021. But who will win the race? According to a new survey, Google's virtual assistant is set to dominate, leaving Apple, Amazon, and the new entrant Samsung trailing behind.
As Apple decided to do away with the physical Home button in its upcoming iPhone flagship, a developer has suggested that the Sleep/Wake button in the soon-to-be-released device might activate Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant Siri. In its iPhone editions released till now, users could long press the iconic Home button to activate Siri. According to a report in Macrumors website, iOS developer, Guilherme Rambo has also said users may activate Siri by using the voice command "Hey Siri" as well.
The lines between humans and machines are set to blur as we step closer to artificial intelligence and machine learning. The new technology has the potential to enable machines to think on their own, to the extent of interacting among themselves, without human interaction. And now, the technology has gone a step further by giving the robotic voice a human touch. Apple has invented new methods to make its voice-enabled assistant Siri sound more natural.
Just a few days ago, Apple roped in one of highest paid actors Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to endorse Siri. This partnership resulted in a couple of ads, and now both have released two new 'Rock X Siri' ads.
Apple launched its very own AI-based voice assistant, Siri in 2011 on the iPhone 4S. Apple has been developing Siri ever since its launch and even introduced the Hey Siri hot word command with iOS 9 back in 2015. Although Siri comes handy at getting many tasks done your iPhone, Apple thinks that its AI assistant s capabilities are not used to the maximum. To convince its users and show how useful Siri actually is, Apple has released a new ad featuring none other than Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson a.k.a The Rock.
Apple is looking to hire a person to help its Siri assistant stay updated on all the non-traditional holidays, trending cultural happenings, and events that people might ask about. The human assistant, to be named as the "Siri Event Maven," will work with the engineers and designers working on Siri "to provide strategic awareness of cultural happenings in the collective zeitgeist," Apple was quoted as saying to 9to5mac.com.
Apple s latest iteration of its mobile operating system, the iOS 11 will be hitting your iPhones and iPads later this year. This year s unfortunate exceptions include the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and the iPad 4th generation. At the WWDC 2017, Apple showcased some of the key features the iOS 11 will bring forth like a smarter Siri, iMessage and iCloud syncing, ARKit for developers, redesigned App Store and more. With the Developer Preview and Beta version already out, a few more exciting features of iOS 11 are being revealed which should build up the excitement even more.
Apple finally joined the smart home speaker race with its Siri-enabled HomePod. The Mac Pro-resembling home speaker did trigger a lot of social media reactions -- some outright hilarious. But that doesn't stop the HomePod from being the latest gadget to take up user fancy. The smart speaker is yet to hit consumer market but some publications got the opportunity to test the HomePod at WWDC 2017, and here is a roundup of what they have to say about the device.
Apple is scheduled to host its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) next week, and there is a lot we expect from the event this year. Apart from improvements and new features on iOS, macOS and watchOS, and a refreshed iPad lineup, there is one more thing we have on our wishlist. We wish Apple re-dubs Siri s voice for the Indian audience.
With the introduction of Siri in 2011, Apple got an early start in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. The voice-based personal assistant lets iPhone and iPad users ask questions, call users, send a text message, set alarms and reminders, and more with simple voice commands. Now, after Google and Qualcomm, Apple is also reportedly working to bring artificial intelligence to chipsets.
Apple s WWDC 2017 is set to kick off next month, and as is tradition, we will be getting the first glimpse at iOS 11 during the event. Lately, there s been quite a bit of buzz around what Apple may introduce on iOS 11, which includes any and everything from a design overhaul to a smarter Siri and new features. With WWDC 2017 set to kick off on June 5, here s a wishlist of features we hope to see on iOS 11.
Apple s anticipated World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) is just a few weeks away where the company is expected to detail its software updates, and chalk out its vision for the near future. However, the company is also earmarked for a slew of new product launches this year. From an anniversary edition iPhone to announcing upgrades to its existing lineup of smartwatch, MacBook, iPad, and more, here s all that Apple is speculated to launch in 2017.
Hey Siri, look it s Google Assistant. Even if humans are still embarrassed of seeking help from voice-controlled digital assistants, it won t stop companies from building an army of bots who are capable of answering your questions, sometimes with cheeky replies, helping you with shopping, and even going to the extent of nagging you with alerts for your daily chores. Google Assistant advanced version of the company s standard voice search tool has made its way to the iPhone, thereby intensifying the digital assistant war. With the arrival of a voice assistant from a popular, and unarguably much better search engine, should Apple s legacy Siri assistant feel threatened?