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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:16 PM   #101
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Not to take away from Google now, it blows siri out of the water, but of course you know it's "learning" based on what you search for. Pretty simple algorithm: "he searched for it once, show it again"

It's the implementation of that algorithm that makes Google now better than siri, but Google now can't just learn things on its own

I'm sure you know that already, just clarifying for those that might not.
Dont forget stalking me with my GPS too
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:17 PM   #102
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It's awesome for no hands texting. I use it all the time. Siri clearly has a good understanding of the way I speak and gets my texts nearly perfect everytime.

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I totally agree.

I'm waiting for Siri to do in bound information processing. I wish that when I was driving, Siri could ask me if I want to hear an incoming text message or automatically tell me I have a text from a VIP and then start playing it. Once it's done, she can give me the option to reply.

THAT would be a great feature and it seems so easily done. C'mon Apple!
I like the idea of Siri initiating the conversation. That would make for a completely hands free experience.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:37 PM   #103
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Siri is still crippled and barely useful - especially in loud situations. It's been relegated in my experience to setting up reminders and asking about sports scores...
Nonsense, I use it everyday and it's works very well. It occasionally gets things wrong and has issues in loud environments (completely understandable), but I find it invaluable.

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:08 PM   #104
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I can only imagine what it must be like having to deal with all the many strange accents out there. It isn't nearly enough to segment Siri by country, you have to segment by part of country, like the southern US accent vs northern accent, maybe even the Bostonian accent, then there's the black accent, and all those exist in one country and are quite different in many ways... Then we head to England and... Oh boy.
Lol @ one of the accents you mentioned.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:10 PM   #105
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I have never really understood the way Siri has been received. It is a product with so much promise that is nevertheless sub par and a significant step backwards in some situations.

The most notable issue is the dependence on an Internet connection to do things with local data - like initiating a phone call or playing a song - that have been possible for years without issue.

Having said that, it does tend to understand commands well and I have not experienced any difficulties in this regard.

I read this article and wonder what Siri could have become if either it hadn't been acquired, or had been given more resources by Apple.

Is Siri still a beta product?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:23 PM   #106
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Siri still works like an app from 2009.

Talk about a stagnant project smh.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:36 PM   #107
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Lol @ one of the accents you mentioned.
Hey, they're all how some people speak, which when it comes to Siri is all that matters.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:48 PM   #108
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Hey, they're all how some people speak, which when it comes to Siri is all that matters.
I know I know. I wasn't criticizing you. It just made me COL.. chuckle out loud. Coining it.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:52 PM   #109
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I know I know. I wasn't criticizing you. It just made me COL.. chuckle out loud. Coining it.
Ah, okay.



Man, I am so tired, that is actually the funniest thing I've seen today.

That, and the vodka.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:55 PM   #110
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Dont forget stalking me with my GPS too
Yeah that too lol..but you know what the way it figures out where home and work is its pretty ingenious. Again, such a simple algorithm, but the implementation makes Google now that much more awesome.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:00 PM   #111
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Woah woah woah. Apple bought Siri? I thought they created her (it).
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:13 PM   #112
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Woah woah woah. Apple bought Siri? I thought they created her (it).
You must be horrible at googling....
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:27 PM   #113
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Ah, okay.

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Man, I am so tired, that is actually the funniest thing I've seen today.

That, and the vodka.
Roflmao. & COL
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:31 PM   #114
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What I think is interesting is this article tips its hat towards DoD's fascination with voice recognition. Wasn't Dragon NaturallySpeaking also rooted in a DoD project back in the early 1980s?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:11 PM   #115
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Siri is still crippled and barely useful - especially in loud situations. It's been relegated in my experience to setting up reminders and asking about sports scores...
The least useful part is, I always want to set reminders when I am away from wifi!

Siri is crippled by not being able to recognise speech without a server.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:23 PM   #116
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Apple needs to improve SIRI's accuracy. I find myself needing to repeat several times - so its quicker to do the task manually.
I'd doesn't help, in my case, that I add "... you stupid f..." after 2-3 times...
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:48 PM   #117
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i prefer the one on that *Google bug* with Google Now, how "....now praising the iPad"

Bug or not, this could be seen as a marketing thing in voice ......

Is this a trend from other companies
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