Apple buys AI outfit VocalIQ to improve Siri and fuel automotive plans

CAMBRIDGE-BASED SPEECH TECHNOLOGY FIRM VocalIQ has reportedly been scooped up by Apple as the latter looks to bolster its Siri voice assistant. So says Business Weekly, which has heard from sources that Apple has picked up the UK-based artificial intelligence outfit for $50m to $100m. The report said that Apple has apparently set up an R&D office space for VocalIQ staff and other companies it acquires in Hills Road, Cambridge.  The source said: “The Hills Road building appears to be half occupied, but all the windows except for the top two storeys have been frosted over so no-one can see in or out. There is no signage.” VocalIQ has yet to comment on the report, while Apple gave the Financial Times its usual remark that the firm “buys smaller technology companies from…


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