Apple, along with many of its rivals, is working to make virtual assistants like Siri even greater every year. But there’s one thing holding them back. According to experts, that’s digital microphones, which just aren’t advancing as fast as other gadget components.
Despite the fact that Siri has been getting better for a bit of time now, with only more improvements in store for the digital personal assistant, turns out it’s hardware that might be holding the software back.
Siri has quite a few options when it comes to voice commands, providing plenty of help for things on a user’s device.
Don’t you just hate it when you say “Hey Siri” around multiple devices and they all wake up at once? You won’t have to worry about that with iOS 10, which automatically detects nearby devices and only activates one.
There have been multiple leaks and rumors to suggest that Apple will be bringing Siri to OS X (soon to be renamed to macOS) with the next release of the OS. Further solidifying this rumor is Siri itself, which has now started responding to some basic navigation commands of OS X.
Apple products aren’t strangers to getting credit when it comes to saving lives, and now Siri is seeing some of that attention, too.
Top iOS developer Marco Arment, creator of apps like Instapaper and Overcast, is worried Apple isn’t investing heavily enough in “big-data AI services” like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and others are. Arment warns that Apple “will find itself in a similar position as BlackBerry did almost a decade ago” if it doesn’t change that.