Finally Apple is taking machine learning seriously

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by putongnihongo, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. putongnihongo macrumors member

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    Siri is in my opinion a great idea that had some massive setbacks due to Forstall's arrogance. He took Siri as merely a piece of software, an app just like mail, calendar, or notes instead of a platform service. I believe this was partly the reason why some of the SIRI cofounders left, they couldn't convince Forstall that SIRI isn't software, it's a service. Now Siri is under Eddie Cue and wouldn't you know it. Even though only one SIRI guy is left, Eddie is taking an understanding to how to really tap into the potential of Siri. If you look at Apple Job postings there are 2 huge groups of jobs being listed for Siri. Experts in Machine Learning and experts in network and data scaling. Why is this important? The reason why Google Now is intuitive is that it's directly connected to the google knowledge graph. Google has invested lots of time in machine learning. Apple recently has been knocked for internet services mainly because it is only recently it has really invested in internet services and even then scalability and backend operations were an afterthought. What we are finally seeing is Apple taking Siri, and its internet services seriously. Machine learning improves the accuracy of the Siri platform and allows it to perform more and more complex operations. Enhancing backend operations and scalability improves the responsiveness of Siri and manage traffic. Machine Learning is not only important for Siri, currently the search on Apple Maps is less than....adequate. Machine Learning specialists and data specialist are necessary to make apple's boast that their map software is "the most powerful mapping software" true. Now for map's ability to correct data, also super slow. Which is again why apple hiring page is filled with job postings for experts in scalability, backend operations, and data flow to finally get a handle on the glut of corrections. We see iCloud is also getting more and more attention with jobs expanding its man power. Yes this should not be a case of better late than never but at least apple is serious. iOS 7 definitely will be seeing the fruits of this labor because this is all backend stuff. Not built into the OS but what the OS taps into. I truly believe one of this biggest highlights of iOS 7 is going to be a smarter OS. And by smarter I mean more adaptive to the user's behavior.
     
  2. John T macrumors 68020

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    ...... and what evidence do you have to substantiate this flight of fancy and conjecture?
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    could you not use paragraphs to make it easier to read? a wall of text is not inviting.
     
  5. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously, you may have the most interesting point in the world, but with no paragraphs I am not even attempting to read that.

    I suggest you edit and properly punctuate your prose if you want anyone to pay any attention to the actual content of your post.
     
  6. iPusch macrumors 6502

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    On my iPhone it was awesome to read, nice text. :)
    I think Siri can almost provide an infinite amount of commands, it will take a bit of time to implement (invent, develop) them but they are definitely too slow with Bluetooth switching. They have to become a bit quicker with those updates, especially Siris.
     
  7. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

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    why???? I've never switched mine off!
     
  8. iPusch macrumors 6502

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    I never use bluetooth anyway, I just say, it's not that much of work to implement the ability to switch bluetooth (On/Off) over Siri...
    I just don't see why this shouldn't be possible, Siri set Bluetooth off... over, done, set to go.

    And with those things/updates Apple is way to slow to actually implement them, I am not sure how long such a Siri command takes to implement but I don't think it will take years & an enormous amount of work/employees. They do not have to wait till the next mayor iOS either!

    Idk if you got my point wrong but yeah, let me know if you still got anything to say^^ :)
     
  9. Hail Caesar macrumors regular

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    I would have loved to have read your post OP, but that wall hinders my ability to see straight.
     
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