Soon, Siri will have health-focused conversations, translation, and more
Apple's Siri is set to get some big upgrades in the coming years, a report from The Guardian has revealed. The smart digital assistant already matches the likes of Google Assistant and Alexa, but what's on the way would make it even better and more suited for people in the iDevice ecosystem. Here's all you need to know about it.
Leaked documents revealed future upgrades for Siri
A former Apple contractor who used to grade Siri conversations for accuracy recently leaked internal company documents to The Guardian. The papers revealed a number of things the Cupertino giant has planned for the smart assistant as well as guidelines on how it has set pre-defined responses to answer queries on controversial topics like Feminism and #MeToo movement.
How Siri will change?
According to the upgrades section of the documents, iOS 13 update will make Siri more natural and expand its integration into other services, including Find My Friends and App Store. Plus, the digital helper would also be able to use Shazam to identify songs via Apple Watch, take requests to play music on a different device, and read out message notifications aloud in AirPods.
Bigger upgrades to come by 2021
While the updates coming with iOS 13 are interesting, there's much more in the pipeline. The documents revealed that Apple is planning two years ahead and looking to bring many more capabilities by fall 2021. This includes a lot of fancy stuff, including the ability to have a two-way conversation about various health problems as well as built-in machine-based translation services.
Apple is already focusing on the health segment
The Guardian report doesn't say much about how Siri would work with the 2021 upgrades, but the focus on health-based conversations is definitely not surprising. Apple has been developing its products around healthcare and seems like Siri will be joining the bandwagon. This way, it could possibly have the ability to guide users about different health problems or the way to deal with them.