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Apple explains how it uses U.S. Census data and ML to make Siri a local

4 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

In Apple's latest Machine Learning Journal entry, the Siri Speech Recognition Team shares an overview of the work behind improving Siri's understanding of names for regional points-of-interest by incorporating the user's location.
Based in part on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Apple has been able to tune Siri to better understand users based on where they are and what POIs they're more likely to ask about.
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Apple Details Improvements to Siri's Ability to Recognize Names of Local Businesses and Destinations

Apple Details Improvements to Siri's Ability to Recognize Names of Local Businesses and Destinations

4 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

In a new entry in its Machine Learning Journal , Apple has detailed how it approached the challenge of improving Siri's ability to recognize names of local points of interest, such as small businesses and restaurants.
In short, Apple says it has built customized language models that incorporate knowledge of the user's geolocation, known as Geo-LMs, improving the accuracy of Siri's automatic speech recognition system. These models enable Siri to better estimate the user's intended sequence of words.
Apple says it built one Geo-LM for each of the 169 Combined Statistical Areas in the United...
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Apple engineers boost Siri's recognition of local points of interest

Apple engineers boost Siri's recognition of local points of interest

4 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Though it's easy to knock Apple's AI assistant Siri for mediocre overall performance, some of its features are indeed improving while others continue to struggle. An Apple Machine Learning Journal post today highlights recent under-the-hood enhancements to Siri's recognition of local points of interest , which the company not...
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