A year-long inquiry into voice assistants such as Alexa and Siri has led to among more than 200 companies expressing concerns of potential anticompetitive practices, EU antitrust regulators said.
Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, might have spilled the beans by telling users on Tuesday that the iPhone maker is going to host a special event on 20 April.
Microsoft is making a massive bet on health-care artificial intelligence. The software giant is set to buy Nuance Communications, tapping the company tied to the Siri voice technology.
Apple has unveiled the next version of software to power its iPhone. The new software has overhauled how users can organise and display their apps as well as bringing updates to features such as Siri.
Apple said it will no longer retain audio recordings of interactions with Siri by default following a company review into privacy protections around the virtual assistant.
Apple has been sued over claims that the privacy of Siri users was violated when human reviewers listened to customer recordings.
Apple said on Thursday it is suspending its global internal programme for “grading” a portion of user Siri commands after some consumers raised concerns.
Contractors working for Apple hear a small portion of recordings from voice assistant Siri, the company has confirmed.
AI virtual assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant reinforce gender stereotypes which portray women as “subservient” by relying on female voices, a UN report has said.
Apple is already in your pocket, on your desk and underneath your television. Soon, a device embossed with “Designed by Apple in California” may be on your nightstand or kitchen counter as well