The JEDI program had become a legal and political morass. Microsoft won the $10 billion contract, but Amazon and Oracle sued to block the deal.
The companies revealed upgrades for their phones that protect data and reduce reliance on the cloud. It also binds users more tightly to their ecosystems.
By employing a neural network, the company says its numbers will be more accurate—and allow it to offer to buy more homes.
The tech giant wants its core product to infer meaning from human language, answer multipart questions—and look more like Google Assistant sounds.