Apple Recap: Gettin Siri-ous, Touch ID Woes, and New Tech
The reaction of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) shareholders to the company’s release of the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S is evident in this week’s stock chart, after Tuesday, shares took a noticeable plunge. Over the course of the five-day trading period, the stock dropped $33.32, or 6.69 percent. On Friday along, the stock lost $7.79, or 1.65 percent, closing at $464.90. Here’s a cheat sheet to today’s top Apple stories:
Apple Gets Siri-ous About Speech Recognition
Apple has developed a unique speech recognition system that could make future iterations of Siri less likely to misunderstand a user’s language, reports Apple Insider. Although Apple’s voice-activated personal assistant can understand most users’ natural language queries, it is more likely to misinterpret nonstandard dialects or uncommonly used word sequences.
In a patent titled, “Automatic input signal recognition using location based language modeling,” Apple outlines a system that would combine “location-based information” and “local language models” to create a “hybrid language model.” This “hybrid language model” would allow Siri to more accurately interpret a particular user’s input… (Read more.)