Apple Recorded Some Siri Interactions, Even If the Setting Was Disabled

Apple has said it inadvertently recorded some customers’ Siri interactions, even when the setting was disabled.

Siri Spills the Beans: Apple’s Next Event is April 20

Siri has spilled the beans on Apple’s next event, indicating it will be held on Tuesday, April 20.

Siri May Soon Whisper and Shout

Apple may be on the verge of a significant improvement to Siri, giving the virtual assistant the ability to whisper or shout depending on circumstances.

Apple the Leader in AI Acquisitions

A new report sheds light on the AI industry, with Apple the top company for acquiring AI startups.

Apple Maps Now Showing COVID-19 Vaccination Locations

Apple Maps has been updated to display COVID-19 vaccination locations, making it that much easier to set up an appointment.

Is Apple Working On Its Own Search Engine?

Reports indicate Apple may be working on its own search engine, a move that would have far-reaching repercussions.

WWDC 2020 Part 1: iOS Home Screen Grows Up, Siri Moves In and More

In a first ever, Apple held a 100% digital version of WWDC, bringing welcome improvements across all of the company’s platforms.

Need a Coronavirus Checkup? Ask Siri!

Individuals concerned about whether they have coronavirus will be able to get a virtual checkup just by asking Siri. Apple has updated Siri to walk individuals through the U.S. Public Health Service questions to determine their risk and whether they…

Apple May Allow iOS Users to Change Default Apps

Apple may (finally) be on the verge of allowing other apps to be set as the defaults in iOS.

Apple Acquires Edge AI Firm Xnor

According to VentureBeat, Apple has acquired artificial intelligence (AI) startup Xnor.ai for roughly $200 million. Xnor specializes in “the efficient deployment of AI in edge devices like smartphones, cameras, and drones.” Apple has been making increasing inroads in the AI…

CES 2020: Samsung Unveils Neon: A Virtual, ‘Artificial Human’ Avatar

Leading up to CES 2020, Samsung teased Neon, an artificial human. Details were sparse, and Samsung said little other than to confirm Neon was an all new endeavor and had nothing to do with their existing AI engine, Bixby. At…

Baidu Takes AI Crown, Achieves New Level of Language Understanding

The ability to talk with an artificial intelligence (AI), be it a computer or robot, has been a staple of science fiction for decades. Despite modern advances, anyone who has used Siri, Alexa, Cortana or the Google Assistant knows we’re…

Amazon Announces Voice Interoperability Initiative—Leaves Out Apple and Google

There’s no doubt that virtual assistants and AI-based voice services are one of the next big things in the technology industry. Long the stuff of science fiction, voice-based computing represents the next leap in computer interface and usability paradigms. As…

Siri Co-founder: I Would Have Liked to See Siri Evolve to Doing More Things

The Co-Founder & former CEO of Siri, Dag Kittlaus, says that he “would have liked to see Siri evolve to doing more things, greater capabilities to become a bigger part of your life.” Siri was acquired by Apple in 2010.

Tinder Co-Founder: Siri Might Become a Matchmaker Soon

Tinder Co-Founder Sean Rad, in an interview on stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, said that he thinks that as the technology of AI advances that Siri might become a matchmaker soon.

Marriott Using Salesforce Einstein to Reinvent the Hotel Experience

Salesforce Co-founder & CEO Marc Benioff. announced at the Dreamforce conference a new partnership with Marriott that is going to bring the power of artificial intelligence into the hotel room via a phone app.

Historic Breakthrough: Microsoft Reaches Virtual Parity With Human Speech

In an historic breakthrough, Microsoft’s AI team has developed technology that recognizes speech as well as humans. Their research team published a paper (PDF) showing that their speech recognition system makes errors at the same rate as a professional transcriptionists,…

Apple WWDC Date Revealed By Siri

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) hasn’t been formally announced yet, but iOS users have discovered that Siri is giving the date when asked. As reported earlier by 9to5Mac, if you ask Siri, “When is WWDC?” it will tell you that…

Apple Is Trying to Make Voicemail a Little Less Terrible

Voicemail is pretty terrible, and this is a universally-accepted opinion. Except for your mom. You mom loves leaving voicemails. But even mom probably hates listening to voicemails. In fact, phone owners hate most sorts of talking and listening. The word…

Facebook Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook, currently on a mission to beef up its Messenger platform in a multitude of ways, may just give everyone a personal shopping assistant inside the app. The Information reports that sources familiar with the plans are talking about Facebook’s…