Come on Siri!

Italianblend

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Siri, you are now over 3 years old. You still can't take simple directions. Shame on you, apple.

I don't know how to be clearer than "remind me about office hours at 6:30 PM tonight."
 

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joshforman

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You've hit upon an edge case where the word "hours" in conjunction with the time phrase is throwing Siri off. Take out the word "hours", or the time, or change the order (" remind me at 6:30 PM about office hours") and it seems to work

Also y' know, send feedback to Apple directly since they probably won't see it here
 

aDRock1154

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To be honest, it's hard for a 3 year old to follow directions.


(on topic) I've had this happen to me before. It's all about how you phrase it, but I agree... You shouldn't have to word it a certain way for it to work.
 

Italianblend

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I'm sure apple can program it so if you say an actual time, the word "hour" will go back to the subject.
 

John T

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Siri, you are now over 3 years old. You still can't take simple directions. Shame on you, apple.

I don't know how to be clearer than "remind me about office hours at 6:30 PM tonight."
The "query" was quite ambiguous and lacking a specific answer. For example, 1. Is there something happening at 6.30 regarding office hours? or 2. Do you want to be reminded at 6.30 as to what the office hours are? Even a human, when asked this question would have to ask for clarification. The Siri response was therefore quite correct and logical.
 

joshforman

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The "query" was quite ambiguous and lacking a specific answer. For example, 1. Is there something happening at 6.30 regarding office hours? or 2. Do you want to be reminded at 6.30 as to what the office hours are? Even a human, when asked this question would have to ask for clarification. The Siri response was therefore quite correct and logical.

Nope. Italianblend is fine to assume this should work. It's not Siri's job to provide any further information about that reminder when it comes. If he wants to remember something specific he can say that. However, clearly all he needed for his reminder was the phrase "office hours".


If you think Siri understood the time phrase to be part of the reminder text, then it would've asked "when do you want to be reminded?"
 

Italianblend

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I don't have programming experience, but in my uninformed opinion, here's what should have happened:

"remind me about office hours at 6:30 PM tonight"

Siri assigns the following:

subject=Office Hours ("about" being the word that should trigger the next words to be assigned to the subject)

Day=today (because I said tonight)

time=6:30 PM (because that's what I said)

I rephrased it twice and will attach pictures below.
 

HarryT

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I don't have programming experience, but in my uninformed opinion, here's what should have happened:

"remind me about office hours at 6:30 PM tonight"

Siri assigns the following:

subject=Office Hours ("about" being the word that should trigger the next words to be assigned to the subject)

Day=today (because I said tonight)

time=6:30 PM (because that's what I said)

I rephrased it twice and will attach pictures below.

Note that if you remove 'at' from this sentence it does actually set the reminder correctly.
 

jmurp

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The "query" was quite ambiguous and lacking a specific answer. For example, 1. Is there something happening at 6.30 regarding office hours? or 2. Do you want to be reminded at 6.30 as to what the office hours are? Even a human, when asked this question would have to ask for clarification. The Siri response was therefore quite correct and logical.
Agreed
 

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daijholt

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I had this problem frequently at first, but since the 7.1 beta started I haven't had it once.

It's safe to say they fixed it, but I agree that in the first post, the request was clear enough that it should've worked.