IBM envisions its Watson supercomputer becoming a supercharged voice assistant

By on August 28, 2012 at 7:10 PM.

IBM envisions its Watson supercomputer becoming a supercharged voice assistant

IBM Watson Smartphone Integration

Apple (AAPL) introduced its Siri voice assistant with the launch of the iPhone 4S last October and since then, a number of copycat apps have been made available. While all these services show potential, in their current state they are just too limited for everyday use. IBM (IBM) is looking to change that, however, with the help of its supercomputer Watson. Bernie Meyerson, IBM’s vice president of innovation, said that he always envisioned a voice-activated Watson that would answer questions based on location data, historical trends and scientific studies. More →

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HTC teases voice assistant to compete with Apple’s Siri

By on June 22, 2012 at 4:20 PM.

HTC teases voice assistant to compete with Apple’s Siri

HTC Siri Voice Assistant Teaser

HTC on Friday posted an image on its Facebook page teasing a voice assistant that may look to compete withApple’s Siri and Samsung’s S-Voice. While the image contains the caption, “Ever wonder what your pet has been trying to tell you all these years,” but we are almost certain HTC isn’t releasing a dog translator. With enhanced voice command and voice assistant features growing more popular, it is only logical that HTC would follow suit and roll out a service that will compliment its Sense user interface and service layer. More →

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