Apple’s Siri Patent Application Hints At Apps Becoming A Backround Service Layer

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http://techcrunch.com – Apple has filed a sizeable 51-page patent application continuation with the USPTO according to AppleInsider, which covers Siri in general terms, described broadly as an “Intelligent Automated Assistant.” The filing includes screenshots of Siri pre-Apple acquisition, and generally describes in detail the system however many hundreds of millions of iOS device users are already using. But it also sketches a system in which Siri is much more in the driver seat, handling the task of finding the right app for the right job while the user just makes his or her needs known. “Many use (IT news)