The future of Siri [Kahney’s Korner]

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ArcTouch devs Adam Fingerman and Paulo Michels give us a peek into the future of Siri.
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Apple has opened up Siri to third-party developers, which means we’ll soon be able to do a bunch of things — like ordering pizza or sending money — simply by speaking to Apple’s intelligent assistant.

It’s a big change, and another step toward a friction-free future in which we will talk to our devices instead of poking at them with our fingers.

In this week’s episode of Kahney’s Korner, I talk with Adam Fingerman and Paulo Michels of ArcTouch, a mobile development company that works with big media companies like ABC, NBC and CBS. As they’ve explored the Siri API, they’ve gained insight into what we can expect when iOS 10 and macOS Sierra get released to the public this fall.


Opening up Siri is an important change in the way we interact with our devices. Siri will only become more important as time goes on. Apple’s in a race with Amazon, Google and Microsoft to make machines that understand everything we say.

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Episode

Kahney’s Korner #4: The future of Siri with Adam Fingerman and Paulo Michels of ArcTouch. Subscribe to Kahney’s Korner on iTunes or Google Play.

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