“Apple has sort-of-confirmed that it recently snapped up another small company, called Novauris,” Sharif Sakr reports for Engadget.
“One of Novauris’s big strengths has been locally-processed recognition, which doesn’t rely on distant servers, so it’s possible that Apple wants Siri to accomplish more without a data connection,” Sakr reports. “We’re just speculating, of course, but this is a function that no voice assistant has really mastered so far (although others are definitely working on it), and it’s even more important now that iOS is getting into the car.”
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Speech recognition pioneer Novauris purchased by Apple; team now works on Siri – April 3, 2014