Friday, October 30


Apple, Artificial Intelligence, iPhone News, siri

Chinese AI firm files $ 1.4 billion patent infringement lawsuit against Apple: WSJ

A Chinese artificial intelligence company claims that Apple's Siri is infringing on a voice assistant patent. A new report from Wall street journal He explains that the Chinese artificial intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology has filed a $ 1.4 billion dollar lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the iPhone giant has infringed a patent for its voice assistant technology. Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology, also known as Xiao-i, seeks damages of 10 billion yuan ($ 1.43 billion) and demands that Apple stop "manufacturing, using, promising to sell, sell and import" products infringing the patent, he said in a social media post. Xiao-i argued that Apple's voice recognition technology, Siri, infringes on a patent that it applied for in 2004 and was ...
Apple Leads AI Startup Arms Race vs Competitors [Chart]
iPhone News, siri

Apple Leads AI Startup Arms Race vs Competitors [Chart]

Having acquired twenty artificial intelligence (AI) startups since 2010, Apple has taken the AI industry by storm. Some notable startups include Novauris Technologies and Voysis as reported by PCMag, which both helped improve Apple’s Siri speech recognition technology (although it’s debatable how smart Siri really is versus other virtual assistants).Apple is still working on expanding its voice assistant system beyond iOS devices. The company faces competition from Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant, which are compatible with many devices. So far, only Apple’s HomePod is the company’s sole smart speaker. When it comes to acquiring AI startups though, other large corporations like Google or Microsoft don’t even come close, based on recent research from CB Insights. Google ...
Google Assistant, IoT, iPhone News, siri

EU Regulators Launches Antitrust Inquiry Into IoT Tech Including Siri, Google Assistant

European Union regulators are inquiring information from 400 companies to find out if there is a need to start antitrust investigations into Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. A new Bloomberg report explains that the European Commission has launched a broad antitrust inquiry into internet of things technologies such as voice assistants and connected mobile devices. The inquiry was announced Tuesday by the EU’s competition chief Margrethe Vestager. In a statement, Vestager said that despite the vast potential of the internet of things to improve daily life for average people, the ability of voice assistants and other smart devices to gather data on users poses a significant threat to market competition. “Voice assistants like Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, [and] Amazon’s Alex...
Google Assistant, iOS 14, iPhone News, siri

iOS 14 Siri Comparison to Google Assistant Shows Former Continues to Lag Behind

When Apple announced iOS 14 at WWDC 2020 last month, it boasted about some notable improvements to Siri. Despite the improvements though, Siri is unfortunately still nowhere near as good as Google Assistant. A new video by In-Depth Tech Reviews has compared Siri in iOS 14 to Google Assistant in Android 11 which shows the former lagging behind in almost all areas. The two biggest areas this comparison takes into account are general commands and context pulled from what’s on-screen. According to the comparison, while Siri and Google Assistant are equal in many aspects, many commands work faster on the latter. In the video, both virtual assistants are asked to perform a number of tasks. As far as pulling from what’s happening on the screen, though, Assistant easily takes the cake...