Apple Hopes a Friendlier Siri Will Make You Use It More

Expect Siri to be a little less formal and little more chatty, as Apple continues to tweak its personal assistant as a broader effort to step up its artificial intelligence efforts.That’s one of the many takeaways from an extensive look at Apple’s work with AI and machine learning by long-time Apple observer Steven Levy at his Backchannel blog on Medium. While Levy’s primary focus is on how Apple incorporates machine learning into its products, there are a few Siri-centric tidbits that should interest iOS users in particular.For starters, there’s the warmer, friendlier Siri. In a demo, Levy gets to hear Siri’s familiar, robotic voice contrasted with a more natural-sounding one. That’s an example of the effort Apple is putting into machine learning, Siri’s head of advanced development Tom Gruber tells…


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