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Report: Apple team in Boston working on Siri

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Friday, July 26, 2013
News Categories: Apple

A “small team of notable names in speech technology” has been assembled by Apple to work on Siri, according to a report. The Boston-based team is made up of people who all worked at VoiceSignal Technologies, a speech software company that was purchased by Nuance in 2007. A number of team members have previously worked for Nuance, as well. Apple’s Siri uses Nuance’s speech recognition technology, and the report surmises that “Apple could be signaling a move away from relying on Nuance for Siri’s guts.” There are very few other details about Apple’s intent in the Boston area — even the Siri connection made in the report is based on the team’s online job profiles. [via Xconomy]

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1

how you like them apples?

Posted by hydracalm on July 28, 2013 at 4:35 AM (PDT)

2

It’s obvious they are working on Siri being able to understand those goofy Boston accents! wink

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on July 28, 2013 at 12:06 PM (PDT)

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