Apple Acquires VocalIQ, Likely to Connect Siri-enabled Devices to the Internet of Things (IoT)

As reported by Business Weekly, Apple has just acquired UK-based artificial-intelligence VocalIQ for a sum between $50-$100 million, in an effort to add the company’s adaptive and self-learning spoken dialogue technology to its own Siri virtual personal assistant. Apple has confirmed the acquisition in a statement to Financial Times which, not deviating from the usual acquisition confirmations, says that “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” VocalIQ have described in a blog post later this year that their artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistants come with a “conversational voice-dialog system that is able to use contextual information to initiate a sensible dialog with a human” thus making sure “that a billion drivers get to their destination much quicker and safer…


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