“The reason for the search engine giant to begin chewing away at its fingernails is that Apple’s next iPhone supposedly will offer some pretty nifty voice control features,” Munarriz writes. “As a result of Apple’s acquisition of Siri last year, speech-recognition ‘personal assistant’ technology is being added to the new line of Apple handsets.”
Munarriz writes, “The platform is also integrated with Wolfram Alpha, the online computational knowledge system. Want to know the mass of Mars, pull up a stock quote, or convert currencies? All the things that you used to ‘Google’ are now a conversation away. Siri’s Assistant platform and Nuance’s speech-to-text dictation prowess are apparently about to make smartphones even smarter.”
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