Tim Bajarin: Siri is crucial to the Apple’s future

“Apple has been working on speech and voice AI solutions for decades,” Tim Bajarin writes for TIME Magazine.

“Only in 2011 did Apple believe the iPhone had enough horsepower to deliver the first generation of Siri. (Apple acquired the company behind Siri in 2010),” Bajarin writes. “Since then, Apple has been using new forms of AI and machine learning to expand that knowledge base. It has also tapped into other data sources to give Siri a much larger base of info to pull from when answering questions. The iPhone’s increasing processing power and Apple’s growing expertise at quickly answering questions have meant Siri has become smarter and faster with each passing year.”

“In Apple’s case, AI work is vital to the company’s long term success,” Bajarin writes. “Apple will deploy Siri across its myriad platforms, turning voice into an important new form of user interface.”

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MacDailyNews Take: This is the year — with the public releases of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra — where Siri will really come into its own.

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    1. If it would do any good, Apple should pour their Apple Watch resources into Siri. Siri is an *actual* convenience & time-saving feature. Apple Watch is just a wrist-strapped remote control that doesn’t actually make anything notably easier.

      For those who will say “Siri on Apple Watch” — would you prefer that combo as-is, or Siri on iPhone that works twice as well?

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