Apple enhances Siri but still trails in artificial intelligence race

<span class=”articleLocation”>Apple unveiled a series of improvements to its Siri digital assistant on Thursday, but the tech giant still trails rivals such as Google and Amazon in the red-hot field of artificial intelligence, experts say.Apple’s biggest move was to open up the talking iPhone assistant to third-party developers for inclusion in their apps, paving the way for users to hail a ride from Uber [UBER.UL] or send a message with Tencent’s (0700.HK) WeChat using voice commands.Experts in artificial intelligence applauded the move as an important step forward, in part because the more people use an artificial intelligence system, the better it becomes. But some wondered why Apple had not made Siri an open platform much sooner, noting that competing products including Amazon.com’s (AMZN.O) Alexa, Microsoft’s (MSFT.O) Cortana and the Google…


Link to Full Article: Apple enhances Siri but still trails in artificial intelligence race