What’s always impressed me about Siri is that in my own tests of the product, it’s lived up to the hype. Siri’s founders are serious technologists who’ve been careful to promise only what they can deliver, and the results show clearly in how slick and finished the app felt at launch.
In 2009, we named Siri to our list of 10 important emerging technologies of the year. The acquisition would suggest that the company’s technology is going to get the resources and support it needs to spread widely.
It’s a shame, however, to think that Siri for Android is now an unlikely prospect.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
It will soon be easy for self-driving cars to hide in plain sight. We shouldn’t let them.
If they ever hit our roads for real, other drivers need to know exactly what they are.
This is the first image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy
The stunning image was made possible by linking eight existing radio observatories across the globe.
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
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