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Siri’s next stop could be iMessage, and it would be awesome

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Apple was the first company to integrate a voice-controlled virtual assistant into a smartphone’s operating system, although its main competitors such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft have since come up with similar solutions. Apple hasn’t stopped evolving Siri, however. In fact, a new discovery reveals that Apple is interested in bringing Siri to one of its best mobile products, iMessage, and further increasing the assistant’s capabilities.

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Chris Smith

November 18th

Apple

Apple has a secret research team devoted to making Siri’s voice sound more human-like

Siri Features
Over the last few years, there's no denying that Siri has improved by leaps and bounds. While Apple's intelligent personal assistant was easy to make fun of a few years back, Apple has devoted a lot of R&D resources towards expanding Siri's skill-set while also making it much more reliable. Siri still isn't perfect and, to be fair, it still has some serious competition from the likes of Google and Amazon. Nonetheless, Apple has been upfront about how seriously it takes AI and, as a result, we can expect to see some exciting new Siri improvements in the years ahead, perhaps as early as next year when Apple drops iOS 11.

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Yoni Heisler

November 6th

Apple

Tim Cook says Apple doesn’t need to sacrifice user privacy to improve its AI

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Siri has been lambasted in the press lately, with no shortage of tech observers opining that Apple's personal intelligent assistant lags woefully behind competitors like Google Assistant. Part of the problem, some believe, is that Apple's dutiful approach to user privacy fundamentally and detrimentally impacts the effectiveness of Siri. When asked about Siri during the company's earnings call yesterday, Cook reiterated Apple's commitment to privacy and emphatically scoffed at the notion that Siri's ability to handle queries is at all being affected by Apple's stance on privacy.

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Yoni Heisler

October 27th

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Siri and Google Assistant go head to head in new comparison video

Siri vs Google Assistant
A lot has been made recently over Siri's shortcomings as an intelligent personal assistant, especially relative to the capabilities of Google Assistant on Google's new Pixel phones. Speaking to this point, Walt Mossberg not too long ago penned a widely circulated post lambasting Siri for its frustrating inability to answer layered questions. Siri has undoubtedly come a long ways since its introduction on the iPhone 4s back in 2011, but there's no getting around the fact that Apple's intelligent personal assistant faces increasingly stiff competition not only from Google, but also from Amazon and upstarts like Viv (now a Samsung property).

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Yoni Heisler

October 22nd

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This stagnant technology is what’s holding Siri back

Siri Performance
Over the past few years, Siri's functionality and reliability has improved by leaps and bounds. Not only is Siri's feature-set more expansive than ever, but it operates much more quickly and does a much better job at understanding and processing language. To this point, Medium last week published a fascinating and detailed profile on how Apple's advancements in the field of AI and machine learning have helped take Siri's performance to the next level. In fact, Siri Senior Director Alex Acero boasted that advancements in Siri's underlying technology has cut down the error rate "by a factor of two in all the languages" and "more than a factor of two in many cases."

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Yoni Heisler

August 28th

Apple

Barbra Streisand tells Jimmy Fallon about her beef with Siri

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We heard a few days ago that Barbra Streisand decided to pick up the phone and call none other than Tim Cook to demand a certain update in Siri. She wasn’t happy with the way Siri pronounces her name, and the Apple CEO obliged, letting her know that it’ll all be fixed come September 30th. Naturally, all tech blogs speculated that we’re going to get a new version of iOS on that date, likely the first iOS 10 release, though it would be a little late compared to Apple’s usual iOS rollout. But this isn’t about that at all. No, we’re just going to take a look at Streisand explaining the entire thing to Jimmy Fallon.

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Chris Smith

August 28th

Apple

You should absolutely listen to Siri describe every emoji on the iPhone

Siri Emoji Names
What were you planning on doing this evening? Having fun? Interacting with real human beings? Cancel all that, because here's a wonderfully comprehensive video of Siri describing every single emoji in words. The folks at Motor1 discovered that if you receive a message containing emoji while using Apple's CarPlay, Siri describes each individual emoji. So of course, the only logical thing to do was send a text containing every emoji in the book, set a camera to record, and enjoy.

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Chris Mills

August 3rd

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Apple’s digital helper, Siri, needs help

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In the face of stiff competition from Android, Apple continued its push to make the Siri digital assistant useful to a large chunk of its users at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week. But will it be enough? Siri, Apple’s intelligent voice-activated digital assistant, has been around for a long time, since it was first introduced in 2011 with the iPhone 4s. But it’s still not widely used, according to a survey conducted by Fluent, an advertising technology company. Fluent engages in “performance marketing,” which requires an iPhone user, for example, to respond directly to an ad.

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June 16th

Apple

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The Apple TV finally has a chance to be a gaming platform

Apple TV   Immersive games require a serious controller and the Apple TV Siri Remote is not a serious controller. Yet until recently Apple required game developers to fully support the Siri Remote for all games, which is likely one of the reasons developers haven’t fully embraced the platform. Gaming was key to the original pitch for the latest generation of the Apple TV. But so… Read More

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Matt Burns

June 15th

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How Siri works in iOS 10 for third-party apps: Rich integration with six kinds of application

Siri unlocks a new dimension of functionality in iOS 10, allowing third-party apps to integrate inline into the Siri voice assistant experience. Any developer integration expands utility of Siri dramatically but it’s important to note the limitations of the system Apple announced.

For iOS 10.0, the Siri API will only work with six kinds of application: ride booking (think Uber), messaging, Photo Search (find photos and videos in a particular app), payments (‘Send $100 to John with SquareCash’), VoIP Calling (e.g: Skype) and Workouts (for starting health and fitness activities) …

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Benjamin Mayo

June 14th

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