Apple Hires AI Team From Init.ai to Join Work on Siri

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  1. Tonewheel macrumors 6502a

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    A "startup". Overused term for a new business to imply instant but often unearned credibility.
     
  2. curmi macrumors regular

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    Oh you have the same issue we have in Australia? “I can’t translate Australian English yet. Sorry about that.”

    Pretty lame given 99.9% of Australian English is the same as American English. It’s not like I’m asking it to translate, “Struth mate, I’m as dry as a dead dingo’s donger” into French.
     
  3. Compote, Oct 4, 2017
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    I use Siri in French.

    Turn the volume up, Siri (using Runtastic).
    - I can't, you're not listening to music.
    - Turn the speaker up.
    - I can't, you're not listening to anything.
    - Turn the general speaker up
    - You're not listening to music at the moment
    - I don't care about music, turn the general volume of the phone up
    - Here's what I found for I don't care about music turn general tune phone app.

    Siri seems very creative when finding excuses not to work.

    Play music, Siri.
    - OK. Playing music.
    Then nothing happens. Ever.

    Hey, Siri ?
    Hey. Siri.
    Hey ! Siri !
    HEY SIRI !!!
    *Walks up to phone, sreams*
    HEEEEEEEEY SIIIIIIRRIIIIIIIIII !!!!
    - What can I do for you ?

    What's the weather like tomorrow ?
    - I don't know where you are, location services are unabled.
    - Enable them.
    - I'm sorry, I can't.

    What's 34 by 89 ?
    - I can't do math (in French...)
    *or*
    - Here's what I found on the internet for what's 34 by mighty canine.

    What does that mean ?
    - I can only translate English.

    Search the reciepe for guacamole on the internet please.
    - Here's what I found for "search the reciept for gamma oil on skillet breathe".

    Show me the way to go to X place.
    - OK, I found the way to go to "Insert some place's name somewhere on another continent you've never been to".

    How long to go to Brest (Brittany, France).
    - OK, here's the way to go to Brest (Bielorussia, 3000 kms off).

    Show me the way to hometown
    - I don't know where *misspelled* is.
    Show me the way to neighbouring village
    - OK, here's how to go to *random village somewhere in Mexico*.

    Hey, Siri, what were the results for Euromillions today ?
    - Do you mean baseball, football, hockey ?
    No, the lottery, Euromillions.
    - OK, here's what I found about Uro minions on the internet.

    Hey Siri, take a note that...
    - OK here's your note : [That.]
    I need to go to the hairdresser. Hey Siri.
    - bip.
    Remind me that I need to go...
    - Bibip.
    To the hairdresser
    - OK, here's your reminder for later today [I need to go]. Save it ?
    **** this ****
    - No need to be rude.

    Siri is stupid, Siri doesn't work, siri is useless. Siri is actually somehow worse than when it could only do very simple specific tasks on iOS 5...
     
  4. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    That's just problem with your country or you are unaware of something.

    In Poland the seller is held accountable for 2 years, no matter what the producers says. It's their problem.

    So if you buy from Apple.com/pl you have full 2 years of warranty and Apple is held responsible. Sometimes this government regulations can be helpful. Normally, I don't like this excessive regulations but in this case, in Poland, Apple's warranty length doesn't play any role.

    Since UK is still in EU, I think you have similar situation, but don't know ; ) You're brexiting soon so it won't matter in the future.
     
  5. deany macrumors 68030

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    Yep we have 6 years here in the UK and 2 year EU also.
    The problem is, you have to prove the fault was present prior to taking ownership. This is near on impossible.
    But thats for the reply.
     
  6. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    What? That's strange, in Poland is as simple as warranty. If the phone doesn't have any serious external signs of damage, if anything goes bad (speaker doesn't work, Touch ID stops working, etc.) they just repair it without any issues.
     
  7. deany macrumors 68030

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    How you guys do it is how it should he done.
     
  8. Roller macrumors 68020

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    Based on the title and story, I thought that this thread was about Apple hiring more people to work on Siri. But it seems to have been hijacked to talk about warranties.

    Anyway, I'm all for improving Siri, which has been a disappointment. I never use it on the desktop, partly because I don't want people to hear what I'm doing on my computer and partly because it's just as easy to do things the conventional way. The only time I ever use Siri on my phone is when I'm driving. I sometimes use it to read and respond to texts, but anything beyond that is an exercise in frustration. I'm skeptical that this hire by Apple will help, though.
     
  9. PsykX macrumors 6502a

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    Visa and MasterCard both have this offer, depending on which card you take.
    Not sure about AMEX, virtually no-one has it in Quebec, maybe even in Canada.
     
  10. DeepIn2U macrumors 601

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    LMAO ... to be quite honest Apple NEEDS an A-Team to fix Siri ... and B.A. to pitty the fools that have been holding back it's advancements!

    Mmmm-AAAAA-oooooo HuminaHuminaHumina ... wait wrong quote.

    "before you start taking pics,
    Siri is in dire need of a fix.
    Apple staff keep being lazy playing the fool,
    My fists be up in your grill gonna make you drool"

    Great thinking. Most likely though some key staff threatened to leave the company if Apple where to purchase them - they've already seen what happened to original Siri developers, and their not having that.

    You cannot understand us eh? what's the matter in understanding the word "eh"?? ;) The USA english is even more messed up ... cannot spell colour/favourite right ... still using yards/miles for distance and cannot keep proppa british english or metric measurement like the majority of the world ;) (I'm kidding not trying to start a war here hhehe).

    That was the sleeper part of the event! Real solid use of their translate.google.com service. Something I'm curious about though ... if the presenter that asked the questions had the headset would the services voice reply in another language use a feminine voice since he's male? hmm.

    Unfortunately such a great service, as immensely helpful as it is, only makes human minds lazy - an excuse not to learn a language. Still incredible real world use of technology.
     
  11. ksnell macrumors 6502a

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    Well done. I have no idea what you just said.
     
  12. Compote macrumors regular

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    He said "Jtejure, mec, j'ai l'gosier ratatiné comme un clébard crevé", in essence.
    That's one handsome dog, btw. I couldn't help but notice, in spite of the unfortunate context.

    --- Post Merged, Oct 6, 2017 ---
    Here you go anyway.
     
  13. ksnell macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!
     
  14. bbnck macrumors 6502

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    It's not needed.

    Sorry, didn't realise how old the thread was... this article was linked to another one recently published.
     

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