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Apple Gets Musical with Acquisition of Data Startup Semetric

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by Angela Guess Paul Sawers of Venture Beat recently wrote, “Apple has acquired U.K. media data startup Semetric, the company behind the Musicmetric music analytics platform. News of the deal emerged after the London-based company changed its registered address to that of law firm Baker & McKenzie, the same registered address of Apple Europe Ltd.…

2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 2

Today we continue our look back at the best of times for The Semantic Web and related fields in 2014 (see here for our first story in this series): Ian Hersey, Saffron Chief Product Officer: Cognitive Computing in 2014 has certainly captured a lot of buzz, thanks in part to IBM’s strong push on Watson,…

Apple’s Siri to Incorporate Neural Network?

Wired’s Robert McMillan recently wrote, “…neural network algorithms are hitting the mainstream, making computers smarter in new and exciting ways. Google has used them to beef up Android’s voice recognition. IBM uses them. And, most remarkably, Microsoft uses neural networks as part of the Star-Trek-like Skype Translate, which translates what you say into another language…

Added Siri Localization Expected from Apple

Apple Insider recently reported, “According to Apple’s ‘Jobs at Apple’ website, the company is seeking ‘Siri Language Engineers’ fluent in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Russian, all of which are currently unsupported by the voice recognizing digital assistant.”

In iOS 8, Apple Stirs Up Siri, Connects Music, Home and Health

Apple’s announcements at its WorldWide Developers’ Conference today had the crowd responding enthusiastically (of course, it was an Apple’s Developers Conference, so that just comes with the territory). Much of the applause came in response to the new iOS 8 and its enhanced capabilities. As had been expected, as part of this, virtual assistant Siri…