Guest Post Why Google’s voice assistant technology is superior to Apple’s and why it will stay that way.
Fluential claims to have devoted more than 85 “man years” of research to besting Siri. Today the company announced the close of $8 million in angel funding led by billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.
A new Apple patent details how Siri, the company’s digital assistant, could use crowdsourcing to provide smarter, human-powered answers in the future. The patent, however, sounds almost exactly like what existing crowdsourced search engine ChaCha is doing today.
TalkToDocs is a voice-activated health companion that lets people speak their questions to their phone and receive quick, responses from a database of 50,000 doctors.
Emu understands what you’re saying and adds “smart buttons” to your text messages.
The woman who’s voice was used to power Apple’s voice assistant feature Siri has decided to come out to the public today.
Editor's Pick For Nuance, the cloud was its ticket for bringing its voice recognition technology into smartphones and tablets.
Hell hath no fury like a virtual assistant scorned. Siri is pissed that you think you can call her Google Glass and get away with it, and she’s got the attitude to prove it.
“Speech recognition is easy,” Jones says. “The hard problem is figuring out what is really being asked for … and humans do that really well.”
Siri might be a man, but she’s a little conflicted about the switch.
Guest Post Since Apple talked about more than just a iOS redesign, I wanted to point out some other things they covered. Here are six things in the Apple announcement worth talking about:
Apple took the wraps off iOS7, the mobile operating system that runs iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, today at its World Wide Developer Conference.
“It’s unbelievable, gorgeous,” said Apple’s Craig Federighi.
We all know Microsoft likes to challenge its competitors head on, especially Google. Now Microsoft is taking a swing at Apple in a new 30-second ad that uses Siri’s voice to make fun of the iPad.
Google Now is officially invading Siri’s home turf.
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In case it wasn’t already clear, Siri is bad news if you’re concerned with data security.
Facebook loves local business, apparently. And local business loves Facebook.
Apple already offers Yahoo weather and finance data pre-loaded on the iPhone, but Yahoo and Apple are reportedly in talks to get more cozy.
Guest Post What if Siri could help us modulate the emotional tone of our messages? Would it make the world a better place with less conflict and argument, or would it leave piles of unread messages?
Nuance is making a smart argument for why voice could be the key to making money in mobile advertising. And it might just work out.
Apple and China just can’t seem to get along lately.
With the new Galaxy S4, Samsung is moving farther and farther away from Google. In fact, you have to wonder, will Samsung turn into the new Amazon?
With Apple’s Siri and Google Now leading the way, the race is on to create the perfect mobile virtual assistant.
Guest Post You might think your smartphone is pretty smart, but many smartphone apps are still pretty dumb, lacking contextual knowledge about you, your preferences, and your environment. That’s about to change.
Microsoft has debuted a new video that shows what it imagines the future of technology will hold in the next five to 10 years, and it includes massive touchscreens, Siri-like voice controls, and Microsoft’s Surface tablet.
Like one part Siri and one part morning news update, a new app called Winston could change the way you consume news online.
Honda is the latest in a string of automobile manufacturer that will bring Apple’s Siri voice control technology to its line of cars, the automaker announced today.
In the latest update, Apple is enabling the purchase of movie tickets via Fandango. In other words, your “Siri, what movies are playing tonight” question can finish with “Siri, buy me two tickets to Anna Karenina.”
While plenty has been said about Apple’s often sassy voice assistant feature Siri, the technology giant thinks it can do even better, according to a recent job posting.
What it’s really going to do is open up the vast hoard of Facebook data and eat the lunch of a thousand large and small companies that make money by aggregating and rating what people do and where they go.
It may sound like something out of a dystopian novel, but scientists are confident about a machine learning technology that can recognize and replicate human activities like seeing and thinking.
Two major, yet controversial, features from iOS could be making its way to Apple’s OS X desktop operating system.
For decades, “artificial intelligence” was a long-sought-after ideal in computing circles. Now it’s finally starting to become real — just not in the way anyone expected.
Desti uses Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing to act as a personal virtual tour guide.
Apple’s virtual assistant Siri is becoming more of a movie buff.
Siri is an idiot savante, sometimes more savante, and sometimes more idiot: she doesn’t know where Washington DC is. On the other hand, Google seems to have a bigger brain.
Google is stomping on Siri’s turf with its new Search app for iOS.
Pretty soon, Siri may finally live up to all of those cute TV ads.
Siri is portrayed as a little tempermental and jealous in this parody video.
Editor’s Pick Ray Kurzweil believes that while we are the creators of technology today, tomorrow it will be able to invent itself. And when that day comes, we may, in fact, be screwed.