Apple is turning Siri into a next-level Artificial Intelligence

Apple billboards  promote its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2016 in San Francisco. Image: Christoph Dernbach/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images By Lance Ulanoff2016-06-13 18:17:37 -0700 SAN FRANCISCO — Was Siri the secret star of the World Wide Developer’s Conference Keynote? At first blush, I’d say no. There was no moment where Apple CEO Tim Cook declared it the most important platform in Apple’s domain. Cook and SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi never ticked off all the Siri updates at once. There was no “Siri summary” screen. But stepping back from it, I realized that Siri was everywhere in the roughly two-hour and fifteen-minute presentation. What we saw on Monday was next-level Siri.  The software started as a pretty simple voice assistant, then graduated to digital assistant. It is now nothing less than an artificial intelligence —…


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