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Apple Working On Siri To Make It More Simplified


According to experts, Apple should simplify the use of its language assistant in the future and switch from the previous activation word “Hey Siri” to the simpler “Siri“. But the transition seems to require a significant amount of AI training, so the work is dragging on.

As the often well-informed Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman writes in a newsletter, Apple has been working on the changeover for several months, which could be introduced next year or the year after next. The main difficulty should be to understand different dialects and accents in order to carry out the activation. It would be easier with a near-uniform ” Hey Siri,” Gurman said.

Better integration and catching up with Alexa.

In addition to the changes regarding the trigger phrase “Siri”, the inventor of the iPhone should make further optimizations in relation to the language assistant. Among other things, Apple is likely to try to integrate Siri more closely into third-party services and apps in order to carry out the correct instructions more quickly. According to Gurman, Apple is clearly lagging behind its competitors Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Amazon and Microsoft in particular were known in the past for doing without “Hey Alexa” and “Hey Cortana” and concentrating entirely on just one trigger word. Google, on the other hand, sticks with the longer “Hey Google”, but allows its users to ask follow-up questions without naming the signal word again. An advantage mainly because many language assistants still do not recognize the combination of several commands (e.g. switch off lamp X and switch on lamp Y).

Apple could announce the first innovations regarding Siri at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is expected to take place in the summer of 2023.