Apple considers using AI to improve ‘Hey Siri’

While the year has been dominated by stories of Siri’s problems, one of Siri’s successes — its ability to start listening when invoked with “Hey Siri” — is the subject of Apple’s latest Machine Learning Journal entry, which also hints at future improvements for the feature. The blog explains how iOS devices…Read More

Captain America versus Iron Man: We debate who’s right in ‘Civil War’

Marvel Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) will reunite in “Avengers: Infinity War” for the first time since they fought in “Captain America: Civil War.” The two disagreed about whether superhumans should be forced to register with the government, with Cap anti-registration and Iron Man pro. Business Insider’s Carrie Wittmer and […]

How The Rock conquered the China box office and proved he’s the biggest movie star on the planet (TWX)

Warner Bros. With its $ 55 million opening weekend take in China, Dwayne Johnson’s latest movie, “Rampage,” proved that the star is one of the few actors who can bring in major coin across the world. But his dominance in China, the second-largest movie market in the world, has been years in the making. For […]

I tried Sweatcoin, a viral app that ‘pays you’ to walk outside — here’s how it went

Erin Brodwin / Business Insider I’m no stranger to fitness apps, having tried everything from an app that promises the benefits of a trip to the gym in seven minutes to a tool that lets you track and share your runs with other users. But when I first heard about Sweatcoin, an app that “pays you” […]

This is the most disproportionately popular college major in each state

Merrimack College/Flickr Some college majors are more popular than others, and some are concentrated in specific US states. Careers site Zippia calculated the most disproportionately popular college major in each state. They include uncommon fields of study such as astrophysics, oceanography, and soil sciences. At universities around the United States, you’re sure to encounter students […]

‘The Walking Dead’ season finale hints that a long-time character may take a villainous path and fans aren’t sure what to think

AMC Warning: There are spoilers ahead for “The Walking Dead” season eight finale, “Wrath.” Sunday’s “The Walking Dead” finale put a neat bow on most of its storylines to start its ninth season anew.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination See […]

How more women in AI could change the world

GUEST: Have you ever wondered why so many companies program robots, virtual assistants, and AI with feminine traits? Have you ever pondered, if there were more women behind the algorithms, how AI would be different — not just vocally and aesthetically, but functionally? With Alexa, Cortana, Siri, Google Home, and most GPS systems defaulting to […]

James Comey recalled Trump’s ‘impressively coiffed hair’ and hand size in his first meeting with the president

Reuters/Win McNamee Former FBI Director James Comey recounted his first time meeting President Donald Trump in an exclusive interview with ABC News that aired Sunday night. Comey said Trump looked “shorter” than he expected and had “impressively coiffed hair” that “must take a heck of a lot of time in the morning.” Sunday’s interview was […]

What James Comey was thinking during his first awkward embrace with Trump

Pool/Andrew Harrer via Getty Images Former FBI Director James Comey described how uncomfortable he was in his first public encounter with President Donald Trump. Comey said he actively tried to blend in to the curtains in the White House’s Blue Room in a futile attempt to not be singled out for a photo with the […]