Menu
Trending: Holiday Gifts | CES 2015 | Super Bowl 2015 Ads More Topics: Apple | Cars | TV Shows | Politics
Dozens More Companies Sign Up for Apple Pay

Dozens More Companies Sign Up for Apple Pay

CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Apple Awarded Patent to Use Crowdsourcing for Supporting Siri

Nov 15 2013, 8:36am CST | by , in News | Apple

Apple Awarded Patent to Use Crowdsourcing for Supporting Siri
Photo Credit: Apple
 
 

The newly awarded patent might help Apple to provide additional sources of information for Siri

There are times when Siri is just not able to find the answer to the questions posed by users, especially if the questions are asked using the confusing language. Apple Balla reports that Apple is hoping to support Siri by providing additional sources of information, including crowdsourcing. The Apple was awarded a new patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office, which describes how Apple plans on tapping into the crowd to find answers. The new patent called "Crowd sourcing information to fulfill user requests” explains the next step in Siri's evolution in offering better quality information to the users of Apple’s devices.

At the moment, Siri uses Yelp, Wolfram Alpha and Bing to search for answers to the questions. But, these sources are sometimes just not capable of providing an answer, especially if the questions were worded in a confusing language. As described in the new patent, Apple’s plan is to use additional information sources, such as online forums and general and expert info sources. The collected information will then be stored in a crowdsource database and will be accessible by asking questions using natural language.

The additional sources of information would be available to Siri if it could not answer a question, or the users could choose the source of information they prefer. Siri would depend on users’ feedback and rating for further learning. The length of time the users would have to wait for an answer would depend on the difficulty of the question and the amount of time necessary to search the crowd for answers.

You Might Also Like

Read the Latest

The Funniest Commercials of the Year 2014 Airs Tonight on Spike TV

The Funniest Commercials of the Year 2014 Airs Tonight on Spike TV The Funniest Commercials of the Year 2014 show will be hosted for the first time by Gabriel Iglesias.

1 hour ago

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is $39.99

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is $39.99 Today Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is on sale for $39.99 for Xbox One, Sony PS4, Sony PS3 and Xbox 360.

2 hours ago

CES 2015 News
Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas The decision was made after multiple theaters refused to screen the movie. Sony Studios has expressed its dismay over...

2 hours ago

Charlie Sheen to Reprise his role from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on the Goldbergs

Charlie Sheen to reprise role from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on the Goldbergs His role in the movie was a side character in the movie and made out with Jennifer Grey. He will be playing the same...

3 hours ago

Jay eye NTT to debut JINS MEME Sensing Eyewear at CES 2105

Jay eye NTT to debut JINS MEME Sensing Eyewear at CES 2105 It seems that no one can stay behind at the CES 2015 and now it is Jay eye NTT coming up with a new wearable device...

3 hours ago

AMC Theaters and MoviePass collaborate to deliver New Subscription Service

AMC Theaters and MoviePass collaborate to deliver New Subscription Movie Service AMC Theaters and MoviePass have collaborated to deliver a new subscription service for the common people.

3 hours ago

CES 2015: SecuGen to display its New U20 & SDA04PX Fingerprint Sensors

CES 2015: SecuGen to display its New U20 & SDA04PX Fingerprint Sensors The U20 and SDA04PX are OEM Fingerprint Sensors which are going to be introduced by SecuGen at the CES 2015 just like...

3 hours ago

Carnival Super Bowl 2015 Ad

Carnival Super Bowl 2015 Ad Carnival Super Bowl 2015 Ad is coming. The cruise line is a newcomer to Super Bowl ads.

3 hours ago

Microsoft Xim 1.3 enables Pic Sharing from Smartphones to Large Displays

Microsoft Xim 1.3 enables Pic Sharing from Smartphones to Large Displays Microsoft Xim 1.3 has the ability to enable pic sharing from mini displays to large displays.

4 hours ago

The Golic Holiday Card displays Mike Golic's Kim Kardashian Spoof Photo

The Golic Holiday Card displays Mike Golic's Kim Kardashian Spoof Photo Mike Golic did an elaborated spoof of Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine cover last month. Now the Golic Family wears...

4 hours ago

CES 2015: TRX Systems to display NEON 3D Indoor Location and Navigation Mapping

CES 2015: TRX Systems to display NEON 3D Indoor Location and Navigation Mapping TRX is also going to include Crowdsourced Navigation Mapping at the CES 2015. The TRX NEON FeatureSLAM will enable...

4 hours ago

Hardent bringing top notch tech to CES 2015

Hardent bringing top notch tech to CES 2015 New IP’s to be first of its kind

4 hours ago

Sony plans to establish Sony Global Education to spread Learning throughout the World

Sony plans to establish Sony Global Education to spread Learning throughout the World The Sony Global Education enterprise is all set to spread learning throughout the world.

5 hours ago

Super Bowl 2015 Teams are New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers predicts Bing

Super Bowl 2015 Teams are New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers predicts Bing Microsoft's Bing uses search data to predict the future. One of their predictions for 2015 is the Super Bowl. Bing...

5 hours ago

CES 2015: Sony to launch Single-Lens OLED Display to compete Google Glass

CES 2015: Sony to launch Single-Lens OLED Display to compete Google Glass Sony's eyewear comes with OLED Technology that will enable it with superior image quality. Plus the eyewear when...

5 hours ago

Toyota Tacoma 2016 To Debut In Next Year’s Detroit Auto Show

Toyota Tacoma 2016 To Debut In Next Year’s Detroit Auto Show Toyota has released a photo of the Tacoma's front corner, showing off its new body framework, front lights and the...

6 hours ago

will.i.am launches the PULS Smartwatch

will.i.am launches the PULS Smartwatch Famous performer will.i.am has launched his smartwatch at a launch party last night. The $399 PULS watch is available...

6 hours ago

Karlie Kloss Instagram Pics shine with Resplendence

Karlie Kloss Instagram Pics shine with Resplendence The Instagram pics of Karlie Kloss shine with resplendence.

6 hours ago

LG to show off webOS 2.0 smart TV at CES 2015

CES 2015: LG to show off webOS 2.0 smart TV at CES 2015 LG is set to show off an upgraded smart TV at CES 2015, powered by a new version of webOS that offers an "...

6 hours ago

BlackBerry officially launches the Classic

BlackBerry officially launches the Classic A full QWERTY keyboard and physical navigation keys round out the Classic's throwback design

6 hours ago

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks Budweiser was caught filming a Super Bowl commercial in Guadalupe, California. The video footage leaks the Budweiser...

7 hours ago

World Leading BitCoin Companies are going to showcase their Bitcoin Systems at CES 2015

World Leading BitCoin Companies are going to showcase their Bitcoin Systems at CES 2015 The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 is going to showcase the digital currency called Bitcoins.

7 hours ago

Candice Swanepoel Instagram shows her in Peak Form

Candice Swanepoel Instagram shows her in Peak Form A series of photos of Candice Swanepoel on Instagram show her in peak form.

8 hours ago

Nicki Minaj Instagram Hottest Photos

Nicki Minaj Instagram Hottest Photos Nicki Minaj is not only a music charts dominator, she also rules social media. We picked the hottest Nicki Minaj...

8 hours ago

Bo Pelini Insults Nebraska AD in Profanity-Laced Meeting

Bo Pelini Insults Nebraska AD in Profanity-Laced Meeting New Youngstown State Penguins head football coach Bo Pelini insulted University of Nebraska athletics director Shawn...

13 hours ago

Chicago Bears To Start Jimmy Clausen Over Jay Cutler Vs. Detroit Lions in Week 1

Chicago Bears To Start Jimmy Clausen Over Jay Cutler Vs. Detroit Lions in Week 16 The Chicago Bears have decided to bench quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen for the Week 16 matchup...

14 hours ago

New York Jets Fans Return With 'Fire John Idzik' Banner

New York Jets Fans Return With 'Fire John Idzik' Banner A New York Jets fan group rented a plane which hovered above the team's practice field on Wednesday. The plane...

15 hours ago

CES 2015 to feature top 10 tech authors

CES 2015 to feature top 10 tech authors Author interviews and book signings included as part of second annual Gary’s Book Club at 2015 CES

1 day ago, 10:12am CST

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus