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Apple’s Siri Gets First Major Redesign In Years

On June 22, Apple announced their major redesign for Siri since its launch in 2011. With this new version of Siri, it won't take up the whole screen, but rather a logo at the bottom of the screen. This will launch in iOS 14. The following image that was shown during the Apple WWDC virtual [...]

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Google Adds Siri Shortcuts To Its iOS Apps

Google added some Siri Shortcuts for its search, Gmail, Drive and YouTube apps on iOS, the company announced on February 6. Siri uses can take actions within the corresponding Google app through the assistant by saying trigger phrases, such as "search with Google." Source: Google. Users can say “search in Drive” to access their Google Drive files, [...]

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In A Voice Assistant Study, Microsoft’s Cortana Offers Most Answers, Google Assistant Proves Most Accurate

The latest version of Perficient Digital's now annual Digital Personal Assistants accuracy study is now out. The study compared responses to about 5,000 queries on seven different devices, which includes Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana, Google Assistant and Siri. Google Assistant performed the best at the highest level, but Cortana tried answering the most questions. An [...]

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Google Home Wins Smart Speaker IQ Test But Siri Beats Alexa And Cortana

The results of Loup Ventures annual "smarkt speaker IQ" test has now been published, and the surprise winner is Google Home.  According to the results, Apple's HomePad and Siri bested Alexa and Cortana, which is quite a surprise. 800 questions was asked to the virtual assistants, and then graded based on whether the question was understood [...]

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Ex-Googler John Giannandrea Takes Charge Of Siri

Back in January, then Google SVP of Engineering John Giannandrea was hired by Apple to oversee its machine learning and artificial intelligence efforts.  Giannandrea, during his stay at Google, was responsible for machine learning improvements to various Google products, including search, Google Assistant, and Gmail. During that time, it wasn't clear how Giannandrea was involved with Siri.  Even [...]

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Google Home Making Gains On Alexa, Apple HomePod In 4th Place

There is a report from Strategy Analytics that says that Apple has shipped about 600,000 HomePods during Q1.  In the same report, Amazon Alexa devices were placed around 4 million for the same period.  Google Home sales are around 2.5 million. Of course, these numbers aren't completely accurate, as they indicate the relative size of each company's [...]

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Once A Competitive Advantage, Siri Now Seen As Liability For Apple

Currently, there seems to be a perception that the mediocrity of Siri these days is putting Apple's smartphone leadership at risk.  This perception can, and is having an impact on sales of Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, which has been given a fairly lackluster amount of reviews due to Siri's functionality There is an article on [...]

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