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Apple Might Give Siri A Dramatic Makeover

6 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

It's safe to say that while Siri might have been one of the earlier digital assistants to have been launched, it isn't quite on par with some of the other digital assistants that have come after it. Apple has made some improvements over time, but it is clear at the rate that Amazon's Alexa is being adopted, Siri is not the preferred choice. However Apple could be looking to change that, according to a report from The Information in which it claims that Apple could be looking to give Siri a major overhaul. The report claims that at the moment, it seems that Apple has no clear vision of what...
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Alexa And Siri Might Be Sexist: AI Assistants Struggle To Understand Women, Experts Say

Alexa And Siri Might Be Sexist: AI Assistants Struggle To Understand Women, Experts Say

6 monthes ago   |   By Inquisitr

Siri and Alexa, the AI voice assistants on iOS and Amazon devices, might be sexist, at least that's according to a speech expert. As the Daily Mail reports, Delip Rao, the CEO and co-founder of R7 Speech Sciences, a company that uses AI to understand the human voice, says that both Alexa and Siri have difficulty understanding women because their voices tend to be “breathy” when compared to the male voice. According to Rao, the voice assistant technology is developed using male voice examples, which is why they struggle to pick up commands given by women.
“In Speech, we measure the mean...
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