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This is the Algorithm That Lets Siri Understand Your Questions

Siri, Alexa, and other voice assistants use a complex set of algorithms to understand what questions they are being asked and provide an appropriate response.

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    02:49
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    02:26
  • Get ready for the spectacular Geminid meteor shower to light up the night sky

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  • This futuristic transport system could end traffic jams

    02:31
  • This odd-looking airplane from DARPA can take off and land vertically

    01:40
  • Enhance your staycation with these VR travel apps

    02:35

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