Apple’s machine learning teams are working to transition the Siri voice assistant away from being a service into becoming a platform in its own right, working seamlessly across every Apple device.
When it ships, iOS 11 will see public introduction of a series of enhancements likely to extend what Siri on Apple devices can achieve.
The new Siri features a much-improved speaking voice, samples of which you can listen to at the end of this Apple article.
You can pay people using Siri, monitor workout sessions, transfer cash between accounts, and more.
Taking advantage of its international reach, Siri will also translate conversation between U.S. English, Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
This matters as it shows Siri becoming a smart something personalized for you and capable of working across all your compatible devices: Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPod, HomePod, Apple TV and beyond.