Siri cannot calculate...

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  1. Husky1992 macrumors regular

    Husky1992

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    Today I was driving my car and needed to do a simple calculation, I found out that siri does not do that.
    Often I need to create a reminder, siri does not do that.
    I found this feature pretty useless, what do you think?:(
     
  2. skwood macrumors 6502a

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    Um, have you tried saying "Remind me to...at...."? And Siri calculates for me, "What is 30 multiplied by 4?" works...
     
  3. Husky1992 thread starter macrumors regular

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    strangely the reminders now seems to work:confused: the calculation DON'T.
    I'm using siri in italian, maybe it has some limitations...?
     
  4. skwood macrumors 6502a

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    Siri can be temperamental. It seemed to forget how to give me the weather for my home town for a while so what may work now may not tomorrow and vice versa. Try wording it in as many different ways as you can until it does it for you.

    The actual calculations appear to be handled by wolfram, will it tell you unit conversions?
     
  5. cynics macrumors G3

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    It has to be something to do with your area. I use Siri for math equations from time to time.
     
  6. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Of course calculations only work in English, tried it in other languages... You might be able to imagine that such new feature is available only on 1st grade language at first. :rolleyes: Italian is a Siri language 3rd grade.

    1st grade is English, gets all features from day one
    2nd grade is German and French, they got male versions and stuff early on
    3rd grade is the rest, they don't do that many things as of now.
     
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    At first glance it does appear to be a language issue; it works for me in NZ in English, but won't do it when I switch to Japanese. Admittedly I'm still learning but I *think* I'm phrasing the question correctly :)
     
  8. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. Only English. No other 2nd or 3rd grade lang...
     
  9. cynics macrumors G3

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    I hope Apple didn't come up with this language grading scale. Lol
     
  10. DoctorFedora macrumors regular

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    Speaking as someone who works as a Japanese-to-English translator, odds are you aren't. ; )
     
  11. Armen macrumors 604

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    Maybe Italians can't calculate? :confused:

    I'm just kidding! :D
     
  12. Husky1992 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought siri would translate and then submit to wolframalpha..
    that would have been a usefull feature:confused:





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  13. Shuri macrumors 6502

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    The problem is, that wolfram alpha's abilities are limited in other languages than english. So in German Siri can't calculate as well. At least she gets some information from Wikipedia.

    Translating would be useful in general, but just isn't such an easy feature to be implemented and work well.
     
  14. Husky1992 thread starter macrumors regular

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    the bad thing I can't even speak english to "her" for doing these tasks because it's set in italian...
     
  15. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Siri can do reminders. I have just done so.
     

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  16. Armen macrumors 604

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    Mr. Leonardo da vinci himself. :)
     
  17. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    Stop showing off
     

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