Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Siri competes against Google Now and Microsoft Cortana. To make sure that Siri receives more positive reviews over its rivals. According to Wired, Apple has formed its own speech recognition team and a “neural-net-boosted Siri is on the way.”
Apple is hiring many artificial intelligence experts to work specifically on Siri. For example, Apple hired former Microsoft speech recognition tech researcher Alex Acero as senior director at the Siri group and former Nuance engineer Gunnar Evermann.
?Apple is not hiring only in the managerial level, but hiring also people on the team-leading level and the researcher level,? said Abdel-rahman Mohamed, a researcher at the University of Toronto in an interview with Wired. ?They?re building a very strong team for speech recognition research.?