Apple opens up Siri, other systems to woo developers

Apple opens up Siri, other systems to woo developers By Afp Published: 21:12, 13 June 2016 | Updated: 21:13, 13 June 2016 Apple said Monday it was opening up its Siri digital assistant to outside applications, stepping up its artificial intelligence efforts to compete against rival services from Amazon, Google and Microsoft.The new feature will enable iPhone users to connect with non-Apple services to send messages, make payments and search photos.”Now you’ll be able to tell Siri ‘send a WeChat,'” said Apple vice president Craig Federighi, referring to the Chinese messaging application. Apple says it is opening up its Siri digital assistant to outside applications, enabling iPhone users to connect with non-Apple services to send messages, make payments, and search photos ©Mandy Cheng (AFP/File) Federighi said Siri will also work…


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