Apple’s iOS 5 to feature ‘artificial intelligence’ and voice control

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More details regarding Apple’s iOS 5 operating system have appeared online ahead of WWDC 2011.

This time the news comes via TechCrunch, who claims Apple’s latest iteration of iOS – version 5.0 – will contain deeply integrated ‘artificial intelligence’ and voice control.

According to reports, Apple’s ‘deeply integrated artificial intelligence’ is the result of its acquisition of Siri – a personal assistant software company – back in April 2010.

And it’ll be this technology, if reports are to be believed, that’ll sit at the heart of iOS5 and introduce some rather distinct changes, such as advanced voice control and that all important artificial intelligence.

Here’s MacRumors take on the rumours:

“The use of Siri’s artificial intelligence and assistance technology is said to be deeply integrated into the OS for all the different services offered. And the team is now putting the finishing touches on the elements that will be demoed at WWDC, we hear.

“This tech may also be opened to developers for use in third-party apps – though that information isn’t quite as concrete.”

All in all, this is certainly an interesting development. But could it be ‘mystery’ technology Apple spent billions on a few months back?

We’re not sure, but it’s certainly one to watch out for.

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