Apple plans to give Siri upgrade, open tech to outsider apps

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple kicked off its annual software developers conference Monday by announcing an artificial intelligence upgrade for Siri, its digital assistant, as well as new software features for other devices and an overhaul of its music service. Artificial intelligence, personified by the wisecracking Siri, is starting to play a larger role in Apple’s plans. On Monday, Apple announced that the voice-controlled assistant will work on Mac desktop and laptop computers, where it can locate files and perform other feats. Siri will also gain new capabilities with Apple TV, where it will let users start live TV viewing with voice command and search YouTube and the iTunes store for videos. Apple also is letting Siri work with applications made by other companies. The change will open up new ways…


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