There may be a wrench in Project McQueen's gears. The Information reported Thursday that fighting among Apple development teams has delayed the company's efforts to build its own cloud-computing infrastructure.
Apple has settled a patent lawsuit related to its Siri digital assistant, agreeing to pay up $24.9 million to Dallas-based Dynamic Advances, which licenses the technology in dispute from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.
An artificial intelligence engine, known as Cyc, which has been in development for three decades could soon be coming to a mission-critical business application near you, reported the MIT Technology Review.
While Siri, Cortana and other digital assistants might be good at finding a nearby restaurant, they are not so good in helping out in an emergency.
ChatOps is the term given to the integration of chat services with other Web applications. The goal of ChatOps capabilities is to allow users to access the information they need directly from the program in which they spend their time.
Apple reportedly has plans to add Siri to Macs through the next OS X update in the fall, according to 9to5Mac. It seems Apple may be following in Microsoft's footsteps, which added Cortana to Windows 10 just last year.
Microsoft continues to build out its Cortana digital assistant offering, today announcing two new capabilities that further glean information from user data to provide tailored information.
Apple has reportedly purchased artificial intelligence startup Emotient, a company that uses human facial expressions to analyze emotions, according to the Wall Street Journal.
MindMeld, a company backed by Google, Samsung and Intel, released the second version of its platform that lets developers add voice capabilities to apps.
While competition is intense among vendors offering digital assistants, users are not impressed, according to Bob O'Donnell, founder and chief analyst at Technalysis Research.