Siri is one hell of an assistant with a charming personality and a penchant for misunderstanding commands. however, Siri relied on online servers and the moment you are without a connection, you would lose your beloved personal assistant.
Apple has acquired Novauris according to TechCrunch . The acquisition which could potentially take Siri offline.
According to TechCrunch, Novauris had confirmed news of the acquisition.
Novauris is a firm that was founded in 2002 and it specialises in speech recognition. More specifically, server-independent, local device speech recognition. Plus, Novauris also has ties to the core aspects of Siri and also with Siri patents.
According to TechCrunch, Apple has acquired Novauris to tackle the task of taking Siri offline, which could give it a competitive edge.
Google Now does allow offline commands, but it is somewhat limited and it would be nice to see Apple stepping into the arena.
Novauris may also help make Siri voice recognition a tad bit more accurate. Siri’s recognition, to be frank, is a bit inaccurate.
An offline Siri does have the potential to shake up the competition and turn over the tables all over again. Siri is currently facing tough competition from Google Now and the new budding Cortana.
Taking Siri offline is also becoming more important due to Apple’s recently unveiled CarPlay, an in-car infotainment system, which relies heavily on Siri to do stuff. An Offline Siri would be required here, since you can’t always be guaranteed a network signal while on the road. Without Siri, you will resort to taking your eyes off the road, thus making CarPlay’s whole point moot.