Big things are cooking up in Apple as the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is said to be planning to do a major overhaul for its famous (and perhaps even infamous) artificial intelligence Siri. The tech company is said to be planning to compete with more intelligent virtual assistants such as the likes of Google Now and Amazon’s Alexa. Report stated that it will use technology it had acquired over the span of the last year with it snapped up VocalIQ.
Report States That Apple’s Siri Will be Undergoing a Major Overhaul
In a report from Business Insider, it tells about the upcoming fate about the popular virtual assistant from Apple. It tells the following: “According to a source familiar with VocalIQ’s product, it’s much more robust and capable than Siri’s biggest competitors like Google Now, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana. In fact, it was so impressive that Apple bought VocalIQ before the company could finish and release its smartphone app.”
What followed after this acquisition is that the tech firm is said to have kept most of the VocalIQ staff. They will then continue to work in an office located in Cambridge, England. It has been reported that the team will be hard at work in integrating their technology into Siri.
While still on that report, it adds that VocalIQ is now more intelligent than the likes of competitors such as Google Now. Furthermore, it dictates that it is now able to handle more complicated requests at a more efficient level. For instance, it claims that the assistant can now complete commands such as, “Find a nearby Chinese restaurant with open parking and WiFi that’s kid-friendly.”
During tests, in which Google Now, VocalIQ, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana were asked complicated questions such as the one previously mentioned, it has been reported that the success rate is now at 90-percent. As for the other virtual assistants, they were tested out as well but the results were not as satisfactory since they only were able to get it right only 20-percent of the time, according to sources.
While this sounds exciting, it is still unclear at the time of writing as to when will Apple implement such a technology to Siri. However, one source does state that it will most likely happen gradually over a period of time. It has been claimed, in the meantime, that the tech giant will use this as an answer to more intelligent competitors, such as the new Google Assistant that will be launched this fall.