Apple Inc. Buys Speech AI Startup To Boost Siri Capabilities

Apple Inc. Buys Speech AI Startup To Boost Siri CapabilitiesApple has acquired UK based artificial intelligence startup, VocalIQ, to bolster Siri’s conversation skills Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has acquired VocalIQ, a UK based natural language processing firm, that builds artificial intelligence software designed for enhancing a device’s language learning capabilities. The startup’s software allows users and computers to interact with each other in a more natural and conversational way, an area where Siri and other voice recognition services are still struggling. Apple confirmed the deal to Financial Times but refused to disclose any specifics or financial terms of the deal. The company’s spokesperson, Colin Johnson said: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” Siri; Apple’s own voice based assistant…


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