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Apple buys VocalIQ & Perceptio to improve Siri

iWatch Siri - Apple rachète VocalIQ & Perceptio pour améliorer Siri

iWatch Siri - Apple rachète VocalIQ & Perceptio pour améliorer Siri

Apple

Posted: October 12 2015
Updated: October 12, 2015

by Martin

Every year, Apple acquires a few dozen more or less developed companies to add functionality to its various applications. After Cue in 2013 (read: Apple: acquisition of Cue to improve Siri then Novauris last year (read: Apple buys Novauris to improve Siri), the Cupertino company seems to want to continue to develop its voice assistant.

iWatch Siri - Apple purchases VocalIQ & Perceptio to improve SiriApple recently confirmed with the Financial times having bought the British start-up VocalIQ, specializing in the design of virtual assistants and voice recognition. The latter has designed an algorithm capable of better understanding the manner of speaking of a user through various questions.

In the process, the Californian brand confirmed to the site Bloomberg having acquired Perceptio, an American company specializing in artificial intelligence. Founded by two MIT researchers, the company is working on the development of AI techniques, and more precisely on the automatic sorting of photos taken from a smartphone. Siri on iOS 10 should impress us!