Since Siri has fast become a household word in the four months “she” has been around, this personal assistant is permeating sitcoms, stand-up routines, and commercials. Apple’s speech recognition is the kind of technology that both excites and incites fans and foes.

PC Magazine brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “9 Things Siri Could Learn to Do.” Apple recently filed for a patent application for “intelligent automated assistant 1002″ which indicates how smart the technology really is and how far they plan to take it.

So what powers Siri? At “her” core is active ontology that takes the elements of ontology and applies a systemic approach to processing them. Siri is also a master of the semantic and able to understand natural language in its proper context. The possibilities are almost endless.

Melody K. Smith

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