Apple hiring 80 AI techs: Siri may be getting smarter, and it’s overdue

by Sasha Karen in Mobile on Tuesday 8 September 2015 An analysis of recent job openings offered by Apple suggests that the company is planning to give Siri an upgrade, with over 80 people to be employed for ‘machine learning’; for improving artificial intelligence. First reported on by Reuters, the push will put Apple towards the level of Window’s Cortana and Google’s Google Now in terms of machine learning virtual assistants, which learn from data and are increasingly useful. If these job offerings do end up improving Siri, this would be greatly received. No longer would Apple’s virtual assistant be strictly relegated to a bit of snark and mild humour to fill in the big gaps ion capabilities, and may be able to give users help in more depth than…


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