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Apple Developing Siri To Be More Competent Among Other Voice Assistants; But Still Trails In AI

Apple Developing Siri To Be More Competent Among Other Voice Assistants

Does Siri behind Apple’s developer’s conference? I was raising the query since last week that Siri might use as a personal digital assistant at Apple’s WWDC 2016.

The biggest move Apple take up is iPhone assistant as third party developers for inclusion in their apps by using voice commands. AI experts applauded the move as an important step forward as the number will use artificial intelligence as it becomes well.

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Google Now, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana are already available to developers, but Apple Siri somehow delayed to open this platform. As of now Siri is five years old and stills adding more improvements, CEO of Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and a professor at the University of Washington said.

Now, Apple is trying to include computer programming that involves Artificial Intelligence such as speech recognition. “This is a new platform war with enormous stakes,” said Gary Morgenthaler, a venture capitalist invested for Siri when it was a start-up. It will challenge the search and a market capitalization of Google.

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The tech giant, Apple purchased Siri, which became a cultural touchscreen after its release on iPhone. So, finally Tim cook’s Apple is in the hunt, working on this, there may be a step behind the Google, but I would say they are close enough to leave him in the dust.

Siri is like an SDK Domain access but with a narrow focus. So they include Messaging, Phone Calls, Photo search, ride booking, private payments, and workouts. Sirikit will also be open for access to play whereas can control in-car climate and the radio viz the automakers apps.


But definitely, Siri is a future star that never had its moment at the WWDC 2016. So Apple can simultaneously deliver.

Cortana Enters on Android Phones Through Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft band 2

Cortana is now available for the Android users with the help of the latest update released. Microsoft Band 2 now supports the Cortana for the Android Users with the help of their most recent update for the Microsoft Health Application. Initially, this voice assistant feature is available for only the Windows family users. The company has restricted and not released the Cortana feature for other platforms.

The Microsoft Health App is available on the Google Play store and with the recent update to this app had added the additional features.  As per the description mentioned in the Play store.

“Cortana is now available on the Android platform. With the Cortana on your band, you can access your assistant notifications of important events, notifications without reaching on your phone. Just speak to the mic on the band and the Cortana with taking the rest of actions.”


The application is available for the IOS users on the Apple App store. The users will need to install the Cortana on their Android smartphones to use this feature with the band. This Microsoft Health App is limited only to the US only.

Microsoft Health app works on the different platforms like Windows, Android and IOS platforms. To run the Microsoft Health app the devices has some specific requirements for the Windows, it requires 8.1 or later, for IOS it requires 8.0.2 or later and the Android will support if the device has Android 4.3 or later versions or later phones with the Bluetooth.

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Apart from this with the help of this band you can stay connected with email, text, calendar, call alerts, and social updates. This Microsoft Health App lets you map your run or ride with the help of GPS and follow the exercise prompts with the guided workouts right on your band.

This Microsoft Band 2 is priced with $249.99 when it was launched, and the current price of the band and retailing the US is at $174.99.

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