Apple buys VocalIQ: Siri likely to get more human as artificial intelligence could come to iPhones …

Apple has bought a new artificial intelligence-powered company that aims to make robots easier to speak to and could lead to improvements in its voice assistant, Siri. VocalIQ, which is based in Cambridge, builds . And Apple is likely to have bought the company to improve Siri, its voice-controlled digital assistant. “Traditional spoken dialogue interfaces are handcrafted, fragile and frustrating,” says VocalIQ’s website. “It is unrealistic to expect seven billion people to start talking to machines in a way mandated by a programmer. Dialogue systems need to learn how people speak, and not the other way round.” VocalIQ says that its technology “harnesses the power of more than 10 years of academic research in natural language, belief tracking, decision making and message generation”. “Re-imagining the way that people interact with…


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