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  • Industry experts claim deep learning is overhyped
    Industry experts claim deep learning is overhyped
    Deep learning, technology that can mimic the human brain, has long been a cornerstone of research in the artificial intelligence community. It is considered so pioneering and important that Google paid $400 million last year to acquire a leader in...
  • Butt dial saves teen as Siri came to rescue
    Butt dial saves teen: Siri aroused and calls 911 for teen trapped under truck
    A pastor’s son will tell you that he is alive today because of a butt dial that beckoned Siri, which set the wheels in motion to get him help when he was trapped under his truck. Even Sam Ray's doctors are referring to this case as ...
  • Alexa Voice Service Developer Preview
    Alexa Voice joins Cortana and Siri in the battle for best virtual assistant
    Move over Siri and get out of the way Cortana, Amazon's Alexa Voice is here and she's ready to go toe to toe in a battle for the best virtual assistant. The Alexa Voice Service acts as a standalone software that developers can integrate...
  • See how Siri corrects users who ask questions about Bruce Jenner
    See how Siri corrects users who ask questions about Bruce Jenner
    Siri refuses to call Caitlyn Jenner by her old name. If you ask Siri a question like “When was Bruce Jenner born?” you will receive the answer “Caitlyn Jenner was born on Friday, October 28, 1949.” Siri correct users who do...
  • Text of death is crashing iPhone, but Siri to the rescue
    iPhones crash via 'Text of Death' message: Apple channels Siri in 3-step fix
    It is called the "Text of Death" message and this Apple text messaging bug is crashing iPhones with just a simple text message. Now it appears to affect Twitter and Snapchat, according to “Fox and Friend Weekend” live on...
  • Android
    Why our robot overlords will be female: study shows people prefer feminine AI
    Apple’s iPhone assistant Siri, and the bell sound that announces her presence, has in many ways become the face, or voice, of artificial intelligence (AI) in the modern day. Despite the automaton clunky quality of her speech, Siri’s...
  • Microsoft Cortana
    Siri beware: Microsoft’s Cortana is on its way
    Nowadays, almost everyone who owns an iPhone loves and uses Siri. Why not? Ever since the birth of the first generation of virtual assistants, the technology has evolved through the years - from text input to the more sophisticated natural voice...
  • Joe Belfiore demonstrating Cortana at Build 2014
    Meet Cortana on Microsoft's humorous new Windows Phone 8.1 page
    Following on from the release of its Windows Phone training portal, Microsoft on July 28 decided to launch a funny website that introduces Cortana to the world. Cortana is Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now, and rather than taking a...
  • Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1
    Windows Phone's Cortana takes on iPhone's Siri in funny new commercial
    Microsoft’s big update to their Windows Phone platform (WP 8.1) went live just last week, and the biggest new feature that arrived on the platform is called Cortana. Cortana is Microsoft’s answer to both Apple’s Siri, and the...
  • IBM shows off Watson to the public
    Apple and IBM partnership could make Siri more like Watson
    This week’s deal between former competitors Apple and IBM could lead to a partnership between both companies’ natural language recognition software according to one report.Apple’s Siri voice recognition client may soon work in...
  • Cortana is coming
    Siri gets some serious competition from Cortana
    It’s been about two and half years since Apple introduced Siri, its pleasant if somewhat neutral voice-activated digital assistant that answers questions posed to iPhones 4S and beyond, as well as iOS7 devices including iPad and iPod Touch...
  • Free iPad hack supercharges 'Siri' with loads of new features
    Free iPad hack supercharges 'Siri' with loads of new features
    A free iPad hack supercharges “Siri” with lots of useful new features, according to an April 18 article in “PCMagazine.” This iPad hack is simple and requires only one minor adjustment in “Settings."“Siri,...
  • Windows Phone 8.1
    Windows Phone 8.1
    There have been a lot of rumors and speculation about Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 release. I have the developers preview and can confirm some if not most of them are true. Microsoft raises their game with huge user interface changes and...
  • Cortana unveiled at Build Conference
    Microsoft introduces Cortana, a new digital assistant for Windows Phones
    MeetCortana, Microsoft's answer for Apple's Siri and Android's Google Now personal assistant service.Microsoft unveiled Cortana publicly at the company's Build conference, which is being held in San Francisco this week. The...
  • ¿Habla español?
    ¿Habla español, Siri (or Sigi)?
    Behindthename.com lists the iPhone/iPad assistant’s nomen, Siri, as being an abbreviated form of Sigrid - meaning beautiful or victory. Presently, Siri’s popularity for naming newborns is centered in Scandavian countries. Thus,...
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