Is Apple getting Siri-ous in the face of Amazon’s Alexa Echo?
As far as I have read recently, Apple is already working on their own voice assistant hardware, called the Home Hub. The article is a good analysis of the development of Siri and voice assistants in general.
There’s a new gold rush in tech, related to voice assistance and a voice-first interface for everything we do at home, in the car and while out and about. What happens if the world’s best positioned, most profitable tech company fails to capitalize on it?
Apple introduced Siri back in 2011 as a key marketing feature of iPhone 4s and iOS 5. While much of the technology behind Siri was acquired by Apple, the company integrated specialized voice logic hardware support to make Siri’s voice recognition work better.
Voice-first gets mocked by Google, Microsoft
Executives from Google and Microsoft initially went on record as stating that Apple’s voice-first Siri was totally the wrong thing to be doing. These weren’t just upper-level executives isolated from mobile operations.
Andy Rubin, Google’s lead developer of Android, insisted that he didn’t “believe that your phone should be an assistant” like Siri
Andy Rubin, Google’s lead developer of Android, insisted that he didn’t “believe that…
Read the entire article from AppleInsider here: Is Apple getting Siri-ous in the face of Amazon’s Alexa Echo?