When Apple first demonstrated Siri, it looked like Apple had a pretty awesome new feature in their hands, but unfortunately the rollout of Siri to the masses left a lot to be desired. Apple has since labeled Siri as being in beta, and in a recent report from Xconomy, it looks like Apple is definitely stepping up their efforts at improving their voice assistant software. According to the report, they claim that Apple has been busy hiring speech recognition talent at one of Apple’s “secret” offices located in Boston and near the MIT campus, and that these speech recognition talents have been hired solely for the purpose of working on Siri, although the exact nature of their jobs remains unknown for now.
Ever since Apple has introduced Siri, the Cupertino company has been slowly making changes behind the scenes, such as introducing new languages Siri would support in updates to iOS, and earlier this year a job listing has revealed that Apple is looking for more engineers to help improve Siri. In any case with this reported bout of hiring, hopefully the next update we see to Siri will be a more noticeable one, one that perhaps will be announced alongside the new iPhone in September, but we can only hope!
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- 2014-04-03: Apple Acquires Novauris Technologies To Help Improve Siri
- 2014-03-05: Siri Hacked, Plays Nice With 3rd Party Apps
- 2014-03-05: Siri Could Be Opened Up To Third Party Developers
- 2014-02-24: Apple Files Lawsuit Against China's Patent Office And Chinese Company Over Siri