An 18-year-old in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, couldn’t use either of his arms to reach for his iPhone when the 5,000-pound truck he was working under fell off the jack. So he butt-dialed Siri to call 911 for help.
Apple is reportedly prepping a Siri-powered voicemail transcription service not unlike Google Voice. It may debut in 2016, but contingent on its reliability -- accurate voice-to-text conversion is notoriously difficult to achieve.
In what is likely the first of many instances of snark to be expected from continued advancements in the realm of artificial intelligence, Siri gives us a rare glimpse of her sassy personality when asked, "What's zero divided by zero?"
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Amazon's finally opening orders of its Echo personal assistant beyond Prime subscribers. It costs $179, performs similar functions to Siri and Google Now, and offers the added convenience of always being within reach.
Today Apple confirmed the Apple TV will serve as the hub for HomeKit, its smart-home platform, allowing users to control their homes via their iOS devices synced with the Apple TV from anywhere in the world.