Apple may add voicemail transcription to Siri’s abilities


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http://www.macworld.com/article/2955976/ios/apple-may-add-voicemail-transcription-to-siris-abilities.html

With iOS 9, Apple is working to make Siri a more intuitive, powerful personal assistant. But a new feature not ready for the next major mobile upgrade’s September debut is voicemail transcription, which Cupertino is reportedly readying to roll out next year.

Apple employees are currently testing the new feature, which is called iCloud Voicemail, according to Business Insider. iCloud Voicemail works by enlisting Siri to answer and record incoming calls. She’ll even be able to tell people why you’re not picking up the phone and share your location, if you enable those features. And then she’ll transcribe what the voicemail says, in the same way she recognizes what you say when you ask her to perform a specific task.  Perfecting voice transcription so it works as promised is a huge undertaking, which is why Business Insider expects iCloud Voicemail to be included with iOS 10 and…

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