Apple Buys VocalIQ To Supercharge Siri

The purchase could give Apple the software it needs to take Siri, and potentially its automotive project, to the next level. 10 iPhone Healthcare, Fitness Apps That Actually Work (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Apple has reportedly bought UK startup VocalIQ, according to a new report from the Financial Times. VocalIQ builds speech-processing technology. Its software is designed to facilitate more natural communication between humans and computers, as explained by sources close to the deal. In a blog post from the company, VocalIQ explains how the challenge of the Internet of Things is in combining human and artificial intelligence to create a continuous stream of new knowledge. It believes we need more than automated speech recognition (ASR) to improve the conversation between people and machines. [Apple’s Tim Cook…


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