Personal Assistant

Apple Reveals How Siri Learns a New Language, Shanghainese Coming Next

With the broad release of Google Assistant last week, the voice-assistant wars are in full swing, with Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and now Google all offering electronic assistants to take your commands. Siri is the oldest of the bunch, and researchers including Oren Etzioni, chief executive officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle,...

Apple Continues to Improve Siri’s Voice Searching Abilities

According to a side-by-side comparison of Apple's Siri and Google Now carried out this month by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple is continuing to improve its voice-driven personal assistant Siri, though Google Now voice search is still slightly ahead, AppleInsider is reporting. Siri was found to correctly interpret questions 96% of the time, up from an 88% accuracy rate in...