Siri, Apple’s digital assistant for iOS 9 was now upgraded. After a short training session, the personal assistant can now use artifical intelligence to respond to different individuals.
Siri’s personalized voice recognition update is featured on both the iPhones 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. The devices will be running the new iOS beta, which was unveiled this week at Apple’s September event, along with the new iPad Pro and Apple TV.
According to Top Tech News, the new iOS will be rolling out to iPhones and iPads starting September 16, while the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are scheduled for September 25.
iOS 9 users will have to activate the personal assistant by saying “Hey Siri” against their device. The software will take you then through a voie training session. The training test will ask you to say “Hey Siri” out loud three times, then you will have to answer a few basic questions. During the test, the artificial intelligence software will learn your unique voice.
That is not the only thing to be excited about. The new Siri digital assitant will now work even when your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus is not plugged in. Previously, all iOS devices had to be plugged in in order for this function to work.
While this technology is not entirely new, it is the first time a digital assistant equipped with this function in the smartphone market. The personalized voice recognition will surely bring something new to the table to iOS phones, tablets.
Apple announced that there is more to the Siri update than just the personalized voice recognition software. The digital personal assitant is now much smarter. The company said that it will now be able to make more intelligent Internet searches, by taking into account the iOS user’s location and timezone. The personal assistant will also be more fluent and precise than ever in making reminders and changing settings, and is now capable of protecting the privacy of its owners.
iOS 9 beta tester users have reported a number of bugs in Siri’s new software. The most popular are that the personal assistant is correcting their curse words and that it is responding to other people’s voices in certain circumstance. Which is a bit frustrating for Apple, since a large part of their marketing strategy with Siri is based on its voice recognition capabilities. Another interesting reported bug is that the assistant responds to the name “Syria”.
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