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Siri is a dull weapon for Apple in the AI wars

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Apple had a significant head start over Google when buying Siri, but Apple has fallen way behind in the AI race as far as usability. Walt’s column this week argues that Siri seems dumb, and might be a major problem for Apple in the coming tech war. This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt and Nilay discuss Apple’s artificial intelligence strategy and how it’s just not up to speed with what customers are doing today.

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