Apple has acquired Ireland-based AI startup, Voysis.
Voysis’ system taps into Wavenets, which is an AI-based method for creating computer speed that sounds more natural.
Voysis also converts a company’s database to artificial intelligence that users can talk to.
Access Open Source Technology
Innovate w/ IBM and Discover New Open Source Technology Today. Learn More.
Click here to know more
It looks like Apple is not resting on its laurels when it comes to its digital assistant Siri. According to a report by Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based company has acquired Voysis, an Irish company that aims to make it easier for computer systems to understand natural language. The report does not mention the financials behind the deal but it does quote an Apple spokesperson saying that the company “buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
As per the report, Voysis’ system taps into Wavenets, which is an AI-based method for creating computer speed that sounds more natural. The company’s webpage (now removed) stated that it was said to be able to convert a database to artificial intelligence that users can talk to. This system could prove invaluable for certain companies and apps.
This isn’t the only recent acquisition by Apple. The company recently bought Dark Sky, a popular weather app on iOS and Android. With that set, it also pulled the plug on the Android and WearOS versions of the same. The report also notes that it will cease support for websites that had embedded the data on their pages. It is not yet known how Apple plans to use Dark Sky’s, but will most likely cherry-pick pieces that will be integrated into its own Weather app. The new features might be introduced in iOS 14, which is the next version of the iOS platform. Apple generally unveiled the new OS at WWDC events that are held in June, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus, this year’s event will be an online-only event.
Popular Mobile PhonesView All
Hot DealsView All
Digit caters to the largest community of tech buyers, users and enthusiasts in India. The all new Digit in continues the legacy of Thinkdigit.com as one of the largest portals in India committed to technology users and buyers. Digit is also one of the most trusted names when it comes to technology reviews and buying advice and is home to the Digit Test Lab, India's most proficient center for testing and reviewing technology products.
We are about leadership-the 9.9 kind! Building a leading media company out of India.And,grooming new leaders for this promising industry.