Apple’s Siri learns Shanghainese as voice assistants race to cover languages

March 9, 2017 By Stephen Nellis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – With the broad release of Google Assistant last week, the voice-assistant wars are in full swing, with Apple Inc , Amazon.com Inc , Microsoft Corp and now Alphabet Inc’s Google all offering electronic assistants to take your commands. Siri is the oldest of the bunch, and researchers including Oren Etzioni, chief executive officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle, said Apple has squandered its lead when it comes to understanding speech and answering questions. But there is…

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