Reports state that Apple has a secret office in Cambridge, which Apple has employed the VocallQ company to assist in giving Siri more of a natural speech.
Well it seems Apple is making some updates to Siri’s voice, the latest reports say that Apple would like to give Siri more of a natural speech when communicating. Siri handles 2 billion voice request each week and responds to just as many sentences per week as well. Apple states that Siri’s voice in iOS 11 is totally new.
It seems the change began last year when Apple sent Siri to the VocallQ company, which by the way, Apple purchased this company back in 2015. The company used a software program design to improve the vocal communication between humans and computer intelligence. My best way of describing Siri’s transformation is Siri underwent a form of brain transplant, similar to having surgery. The company started by applying machine learning to the natural language process, by doing this, the company observed an improvement in Siri’s speech.
Siri’s voice still starts with snippets of recorded audio, but the company has incorporated deep learning and neural networks, which basically seeks to replicate the way brains function and learn. Apple wanted Siri to sound natural in speech, so humans using sentences spoke into its Machine Learning system, and incorporated breath pauses, voice rise and fall in a sentence, and included emphasis and intonation in the speech pattern as well. Apple’s goal is to make Siri more conversational in the near future.
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