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The developer conference season is in full swing, and after passing Google's I/O and Microsoft's Build, it's Apple's turn to unveil its new innovations and developments at WWDC 2023, which will take place tomorrow at 20 p.m. (Israel time). Just before that happens, as we already reported in November, it appears that the tech giant may announce a major change to the Siri voice assistant, according to a report by Bloomberg News Agency.
According to the publication, Apple wants to make the user experience simpler and shorten the command required to activate the assistant to just one word - "Siri". According to Bloomberg, this is a technical challenge that requires a significant amount of artificial intelligence training and basic engineering work, along with additional tests that test whether the voice assistant can understand expression in a large number of different accents and dialects.
Everyone is asking about Siri, AI and WWDC on Monday. One item I haven't mentioned in a while has been a major project to drop the "Hey" from "Hey Siri." I'd look out for that possibility next week. https://t.co/jGqyI54SXE
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) June 2, 2023
Apple's decision to change the phrase that powers Siri isn't a big surprise. Amazon's Alexa recognizes a command with just one word – "Alexa." On Google you can find two phrases - "Hey Google" and "Okay Google". And that's not all, behind the scenes Apple wants us to be able to have a kind of conversation with Siri, so we can ask it to do more things without rereading (something that already exists on Google and Amazon).
Siri was founded in December 2007 by Doug Kithlus and Adam Chier. On October 13, 2008, the Company announced it had raised $8.500 million. On April 000, 28, it was acquired by Apple, and on October 2010, 4, it was integrated into the operating system of the iPhone 2011S. Hebrew support came later - in 4.