Browsing: Siri

Google’s artificial intelligence software is already inside Android phones, smart speakers and watches. At the Google I/O conference this week, it plans to bring it to at least three more places: iPhones, coffee tables and kitchens.

I never get tired of this: hold down the button and tell Siri to set a timer. It has, at the very least, made me a better cook. As Marco Pierre White said, cooking is part art and part exact chemistry, so measure and time precisely. I’m not alone, at least as far as

Amazon’s Echo has made tangible the promise of an artificially intelligent personal assistant in every home. Those who own the voice-activated gadget (known colloquially as Alexa, after its female interlocutor) are prone to

Apple has acquired artificial intelligence start-up Turi for about US$200m, according to people familiar with the situation, in the latest deal by the iPhone maker to accumulate advanced computing capabilities for its

Apple has released a new application for the iPhone that lets users control their Apple TV set-top box, mimicking the functions of the Siri remote control. The app works with the latest Apple TV, which first went

Apple’s new artificial intelligence capabilities may help it protect its software and services businesses from incursions by Alphabet’s Google – and cut the Internet giant out of lucrative search roles on its devices. At Apple’s Worldwide Developer

Asking Apple’s voice-activated assistant, Siri, what the company plans to unveil at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco next week elicits the response: “If I told you, they’d

With the recent acquisition by Facebook of voice-recognition company Wit.ai, all four major players in the post-PC market – Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook – now have a significant infrastructure for hands-free communication with your device. But what will that

Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri. Gus has autism, and Siri, Apple’s “intelligent personal assistant” on the iPhone, is currently his BFF. Many of us wanted an imaginary friend, and now we have one. Only she’s not entirely imaginary