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Apple’s AI sounds like a dormant giant about to be awakened

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Many people criticize Apple's voice-based assistant since Siri tends to run into problems on the iPhone and other devices. Some even worry that Apple might have a tough time combating Google’s artificial intelligence, and even potentially face a fate similar to BlackBerry in the event that its AI can’t compete. But it turns out that Apple is working on an advanced AI product of its own, which could be unveiled in the very near future.

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Chris Smith

May 29th

Apple

How should Apple & Siri compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home?

Amazon was first with its Echo Wi-Fi speaker — a dedicated, standalone hub for its Alexa virtual assistant software — and now word has it Apple is working on a similar product for Siri. The several reports this week detailing Apple’s plans followed Google’s unveiling of its competitive Home hardware and Assistant platform at its Google I/O developer conference earlier this month. But what exactly will Apple’s competitor look like? And how will its reported plans for a Siri SDK play into its approach?

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Jordan Kahn

May 27th

Apple

Mac

Report: Apple’s rumored Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker may feature facial recognition cameras

Earlier this week it was reported that Apple may announce a Siri SDK and Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker at WWDC next month. The software development kit would allow developers to integrate apps with the voice assistant, and a Siri speaker would compete with Amazon’s Alexa and the upcoming Google Home. Adding to the rumors, a new report suggests this product may not be available until sometime next year, but could feature cameras with facial recognition features that stand out from Amazon’s and Google’s products.

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Zac Hall

May 27th

Apple

Mac

Why a revamped Apple TV can’t truly be an Echo killer

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For those who think that Google and Amazon have effectively already won the market for AI home assistants, you might not want to sleep on Apple just yet. Though Siri is not without its fair share of limitations, its functionality and feature-set has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years. And looking ahead, a report from The Information earlier in the week claimed that Apple has some grand and ambitious plans for its intelligent assistant.

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Yoni Heisler

May 27th

Apple

Report: Apple TV could be home for rumored Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker

Earlier this week a new report surfaced claiming Apple’s long-awaited Siri SDK could appear at this year’s WWDC, adding that Apple has been working on a dedicated Siri speaker similar to Amazon Echo or Google Home. Today VentureBeat reports that a source has indicated that a new version of the Apple TV actually may be Apple’s Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor.

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Greg Barbosa

May 26th

Apple

Mac

iOS 10: Rumored iPhone & iPad features in the cards for WWDC 2016

As we approach Apple’s WWDC 2016 developer conference scheduled for June 13-17, there are more than a few reported in-development features and fixes that are likely candidates for stage time. An Apple Music revamp, Apple Pay updates, improvements for the App Store, and new features for HomeKit, Siri, and Apple News are just a few possibilities for Apple’s event next month. Below we roundup those features and much more as we take a look at the most likely new iPhone and iPad features in the works for iOS 10:

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Filed under: Developers, iOS, iOS Devices Tagged: App Store, Apple Music, Apple pay, iOS 10, iPhone 7, new features, SDK, Siri, Touch ID, WWDC

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Jordan Kahn

May 26th

Apple

Mac

Opinion: With Apple finally showing Siri some love, have we hit ‘peak app’?

Last year, I wrote a Feature Request asking that Apple give third-party apps access to Siri, and generally work at beefing-up both the intelligence and the capabilities of its intelligent assistant. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an opinion piece pointing to the fact that Viv is exactly what Siri should have been by now.

This week, a report suggests that I may finally be getting my wish. Apple is said to be not only planning to offer a Siri SDK to all developers, but also building an Amazon Echo/Google Home type box that will embed Siri more deeply in the home through integration with HomeKit. We will, says the report, find out more at WWDC.

If true, the implications could be profound – perhaps even meaning that we’ve hit ‘peak app’ …

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Filed under: Opinion Tagged: Amazon Echo, Apps, google home, homekit, Peak app, Siri, Siri SDK, Viv

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Ben Lovejoy

May 26th

Apple

Mac

Opinion: With Apple finally showing Siri some love, have we hit ‘peak app’?

Last year, I wrote a Feature Request asking that Apple give third-party apps access to Siri, and generally work at beefing-up both the intelligence and the capabilities of its intelligent assistant. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an opinion piece pointing to the fact that Viv is exactly what Siri should have been by now.

This week, a report suggests that I may finally be getting my wish. Apple is said to be not only planning to offer a Siri SDK to all developers, but also building an Amazon Echo/Google Home type box that will embed Siri more deeply in the home through integration with HomeKit. We will, says the report, find out more at WWDC.

If true, the implications could be profound – perhaps even meaning that we’ve hit ‘peak app’ …

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Filed under: Opinion Tagged: Amazon Echo, Apps, google home, homekit, Peak app, Siri, Siri SDK, Viv

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Ben Lovejoy

May 26th

Apple

Mac

Apple prepping Siri SDK and Echo-like home assistant gadget

shutterstock apple Apple is preparing an SDK that would allow developers much greater access to Siri — and the improved assistant will power a stationary hub device like Amazon’s Echo. A report from The Information tallies with what we’ve heard over the last few weeks; expect an announcement, if not the device itself, at WWDC in June. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

May 24th

Apple

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Apple prepping Siri SDK and Echo-like home assistant gadget

shutterstock apple Apple is preparing an SDK that would allow developers much greater access to Siri — and the improved assistant will power a stationary hub device like Amazon’s Echo. A report from The Information tallies with what we’ve heard over the last few weeks; expect an announcement, if not the device itself, at WWDC in June. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

May 24th

Apple

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