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Old Jan 25, 2012, 11:06 AM   #101
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On the plus side, the speech recognition software is spot on. I mean it is perfect.

I agree better than siri!!!
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 11:10 AM   #102
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Isn't it the same?
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 11:12 AM   #103
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don't know but on a 3gs compared to siri on 4s its spot on for understanding what I say
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 11:19 AM   #104
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 01:32 PM   #105
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Bought it yesterday, every time i tried it, it failed due to servers being overloaded.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 04:33 PM   #106
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Success rate for me has been about 1 in 30. I had a batch of requests that worked last night, but they weren't always immediate. A couple times I had gone into another app after the failure message and when I returned to Evi it spoke the answer to the last question I asked. Unfortunately one of those questions was "what time is it" and the answer was 20 minutes off. Weather/forecast queries actually almost seemed to worked, at least the returned a specific response of something like "Weather and forecast support is coming soon, try again next week".

They need to get their servers scaled up. The Nuance side, of speech recognition, seems to be working fine. The other end of interpreting and answering seems DOA.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 05:40 PM   #107
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So far Evi has been far faster than Siri at interpreting my voice.

I have had busy messages from Siri as well quite a few times, so Evi isn't alone with this issue. But as others have said Siri is a beta too. Also as others have mentioned Siri has limited usefulness outside the US. Hopefully that will be rectified soon, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Apple have only just introduced HD films on iTunes for the UK!
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 07:26 AM   #108
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Guys, if I'm nt mistaking, Siri is still a Beta version. I'm sure she'll grow up to Evi and maybe even mature more after it gets out of beta phase ........

What do you think?
I surely hope that Siri is brought out of beta when the ipad 3 comes out.
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 07:45 AM   #109
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I've just downloaded it, and frankly I think it's brilliant. It even understands my Glasgow accent, which is a plus.
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 05:39 PM   #110
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Evi is actually better than Siri I think.

Half of the answers I get back from Siri are...

"I don't know about that."

"I can't answer that."

"I don't know what you mean by."

Evi will be up and running soon. It's been working for me though.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 02:07 AM   #111
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Well after downloading the eve app last week and finding every answer to be my servers are down this week it looks like they have been working overtime and fixed this.

Ive asked evi 20 questions and have been given a good answer every time.

I wonder if those early adopters who kicked off and deleted it will now re download this useful app !!

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Has anyone worked out how to delete your history on evi !

My questions and answers are starting to add up a tad now !!
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 04:11 AM   #112
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I've kept Evi on my phone hoping for the day that it actually works, but having just tried it again, I still get the same 'servers are down' crap.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 10:27 AM   #113
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Competition, excellent! I am surprised that Apple haven't monopolised the crap out of it, so it's great to see the technology being made available to other devices.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 10:36 AM   #114
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Just goes to show how Apple sparks a revolution once again.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 07:13 PM   #115
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I just downloaded it and it is working great.
To bad it can not integrate with the whole os.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 07:32 PM   #116
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[/COLOR]Has anyone worked out how to delete your history on evi !

My questions and answers are starting to add up a tad now !!
Just delete and reinstall.

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I don't want to just ask them questions, I want to have a conversation.

I asked Evi if she was a spy. I asked her if she was evil, or if she was a celebrity or a prophet.

I asked her if she lies. Or what came first the chicken or the egg.

She gave all great answers. Personable and interesting.

She says she's capable of about 13 intransitive actions. She knows what she looks like, she knows what she can and can't do. She reacts to what you say better than Siri. She's very smart and very nice.

But the funniest of all, I asked her- who lives in a pineapple under the sea.

For me, she's better than Siri. Siri's mean. And stern. And not too bright.

The more life-like they are the better they will be received. I was texting Evi all day today. Most personable AI FTW!

She does have alot to say about Siri though. I like that.

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Old Jan 31, 2012, 01:42 AM   #117
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I just downloaded it and it is working great.
To bad it can not integrate with the whole os.


Maybe future updates will increase its usefulness.

I've still not worked out in how to delete the history of questions I've asked !!
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 11:12 AM   #118
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Maybe future updates will increase its usefulness.
I am hopeful for this, but it will be almost 100% in Apple's control as to how useful any of these other apps can become. Outside of searching or info gathering, there is not much that is useful that they can accomplish on iOS. For any voice system to be really functional, it will need access to OS services. This would be necessary for Evi (or others) to, for instance, launch other apps and services to send mail, create calendar events, add contacts, launch user specified apps like GPS apps and pass in addresses. Apple would have to extend their current public API to allow developers this sort of access, yet do it in a way that does not compromise the sandboxing of apps and the security that provides.

I am not sure how likely the necessary changes from Apple are, but I am hopeful. Otherwise Evi and other can never attain the utility that Siri could have. Maybe that is reason enough for them not to extend the API.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 01:10 PM   #119
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Just goes to show how Apple sparks a revolution once again.
Speech recognition software has existed since the 90s...this is nothing new...certainly not a 'revolution' or 'awesome' or any other <insert hyperbole comment here> !

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Just delete and reinstall.

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I don't want to just ask them questions, I want to have a conversation.

I asked Evi if she was a spy. I asked her if she was evil, or if she was a celebrity or a prophet.

I asked her if she lies. Or what came first the chicken or the egg.

She gave all great answers. Personable and interesting.

She says she's capable of about 13 intransitive actions. She knows what she looks like, she knows what she can and can't do. She reacts to what you say better than Siri. She's very smart and very nice.

But the funniest of all, I asked her- who lives in a pineapple under the sea.

For me, she's better than Siri. Siri's mean. And stern. And not too bright.

The more life-like they are the better they will be received. I was texting Evi all day today. Most personable AI FTW!

She does have alot to say about Siri though. I like that.
Dude...get a girlfriend...seriously !
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 02:16 PM   #120
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Speech recognition software has existed since the 90s...this is nothing new...certainly not a 'revolution' or 'awesome' or any other !
It's not the speech recognition... It's the language comprehension.

(admittedly it was Siri that was revolutionary, not Apple)
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 01:37 PM   #121
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I asked it the distance from Los Angeles to Seattle. I just spoke the words, "What is the distance from Los Angeles to Seattle." I spoke clearly, I do not have an accent, and this awesome screen is what I got:
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 02:15 PM   #122
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I asked it the distance from Los Angeles to Seattle. I just spoke the words, "What is the distance from Los Angeles to Seattle." I spoke clearly, I do not have an accent, and this awesome screen is what I got:
to be fair look at the question "whats the difference between whats the distance from LA to seattle" of course its a odd answer, the question doesnt even make sense. MAybe it misfired in speech detection but i have had pretty good luck.
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to be fair look at the question "whats the difference between whats the distance from LA to seattle" of course its a odd answer, the question doesnt even make sense. MAybe it misfired in speech detection but i have had pretty good luck.
That's my point- I never said the words "between," "difference," etc. I just spoke the words I quoted.
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 02:44 PM   #124
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I'm from the uk.

I asked your question and it heard my words and gave me


1550 kilometres or 960 miles.

Works for me !

Have you tried Siri yet. Even she gets the question asked wrong or does not understand.
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That's my point- I never said the words "between," "difference," etc. I just spoke the words I quoted.
I have used it and not have anything like that happen. Try it over and over with the same question, or others on here can try the same question and see their results. I think it was just a glitch
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