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Siri far ahead as voice assistants race to cover global languages

Apple's e-assistant can speak 21 languages localised for 36 countries, and will soon start to learn Shanghainese

Apple also captures a range of sounds in a variety of voices. From there, a language model is built that tries to predict words sequences.

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WITH the broad release of Google Assistant last week, the voice-assistant wars are in full swing, with Apple Inc, Inc, Microsoft Corp and now Alphabet Inc's Google all offering electronic assistants to take your commands.

Siri is the oldest of the bunch,...

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