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    Apple will add fifth US English Siri voice in iOS 15.4

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 23 February - 23:32

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Enlarge / The back of the iPhone 13 mini. (credit: Samuel Axon)

There are already four American-accented English voices for Siri, but Apple will add a fifth in iOS 15.4. The new voice aims to provide a gender-neutral option for the first time, as reported by Axios.

The voice is labeled "Voice 5" in the Settings panel in the current beta release, though developer Steve Moser noted on Twitter that the voice is named "Quinn" under the hood. Apple confirmed to Axios that the voice is built from recordings by a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Moser also tweeted an example of what the new voice sounds like:

For most of the time since Siri first became a core iPhone feature back in 2011, a female voice was the default. That changed last year when Apple changed the iPhone setup to prompt the user to pick a male or female voice when first starting the iPhone, with no default choice selected.

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    Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa… que valent les assistants vocaux en 2022 ?

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · Saturday, 5 February - 17:19

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Apple présentait Siri, le premier assistant vocal, le 4 octobre 2011. Dix ans après, où en sommes nous ? Pour le savoir, nous avons confronté les principales « intelligences artificielles » dans une vidéo. Sont-elles enfin utiles ? [Lire la suite]

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    Comment désactiver Siri ou Google Assistant sur iPhone et Android

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · Sunday, 26 September, 2021 - 12:02

Vous ne souhaitez pas que votre smartphone puisse discuter avec vous au travers de son assistant vocal ? Voici comment désactiver cette fonctionnalité sur les iPhone et les smartphones Android. [Lire la suite]

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    Apple and Google’s AI wizardry promises privacy—at a cost

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 18 June, 2021 - 11:13 · 1 minute

Apple and Google’s AI wizardry promises privacy—at a cost

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Since the dawn of the iPhone , many of the smarts in smartphones have come from elsewhere: the corporate computers known as the cloud . Mobile apps sent user data cloudward for useful tasks like transcribing speech or suggesting message replies. Now Apple and Google say smartphones are smart enough to do some crucial and sensitive machine learning tasks like those on their own.

At Apple’s WWDC event this month , the company said its virtual assistant Siri will transcribe speech without tapping the cloud in some languages on recent and future iPhones and iPads. During its own I/O developer event last month , Google said the latest version of its Android operating system has a feature dedicated to secure, on-device processing of sensitive data, called the Private Compute Core. Its initial uses include powering the version of the company’s Smart Reply feature built into its mobile keyboard that can suggest responses to incoming messages.

Apple and Google both say on-device machine learning offers more privacy and snappier apps. Not transmitting personal data cuts the risk of exposure and saves time spent waiting for data to traverse the internet. At the same time, keeping data on devices aligns with the tech giants’ long-term interest in keeping consumers bound into their ecosystems. People that hear their data can be processed more privately might become more willing to agree to share more data.

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    Apple va laisser ses partenaires installer Siri sur leurs accessoires pour la maison

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · Monday, 7 June, 2021 - 18:39

Siri ne sera bientôt plus exclusif à l'univers Apple. L'assistant fait partie d'une large stratégie centrée sur la maison connectée. [Lire la suite]

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    Philips Hue, LifX, Ikea… : comment bien choisir ses ampoules connectées

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · Saturday, 1 May, 2021 - 06:00

Les ampoules connectées sont la première étape d'une installation domotique. Et même si elle reste la plus simple, il y a quelques pièges à éviter pour acheter les meilleures ampoules connectées pour votre éclairage. Ce guide vous permettra de concevoir votre installation sereinement. [Lire la suite]

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