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Apple Has a Team of Speech Experts Working in Boston

Apple Has a Team of Speech Experts Working in Boston

Posted July 26, 2013 at 5:29pm by iClarified
Apple has assembled a small team of speech technology experts in the Boston area, according to a Xconomy report.

Based on their online job profiles, we can say that members of the Apple speech team here are working on Siri, the company’s voice-activated virtual assistant. Details beyond that are hard to come by, however, even for others in the field.

“They won’t tell us what they’re doing,” says Jim Glass, who heads MIT’s Spoken Language Systems Group. “We can only guess.”


Notably, the members of the team all once worked for VoiceSignal Technologies, a company acquired by Nuance in 2007.

The site suggests that Apple may be working towards developing its own speech technology to reduce its reliance on Nuance for the tech behind Siri.

Read More [via 9to5Mac]


Apple Has a Team of Speech Experts Working in Boston


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gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - July 27, 2013 at 2:39pm
Updated siri I hope.
Sly
Sly - July 27, 2013 at 3:30am
Apple to replicate what Nuance is doing? Nnaaaa, would never come to their mind...
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