Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology, a Chinese company also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple in which it claims that the American giant infringed its artificial intelligence (AI) patents for the development of Siri.

The lawsuit claims US$ 1.43 billion in damages.

According to Xiao-i in a post on social networks, Apple must stop “manufacturing, using, promising to sell, sell and import” the products that infinite its patent.

The software in question is the speech recognition technology that Siri uses; Xiao-i claims that it infringes patents on its property that were applied for in 2004 and guaranteed in 2009.

This case is a continuation of the problems between the two companies that have already reached the Chinese court, where the Supreme Court ruled that the patent on which Shanghai Zhizhen based his argument was valid.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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