Siri sounds more human like

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  1. ipedro, Sep 17, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2016

    ipedro macrumors 68040

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    I've noticed that Siri got more human like articulation and verbal traits after the pubic release of iOS10. I had the gold master but after iOS 10 went live, Apple must have updated Siri to its next generation voice synthesis.

    For example, she sometimes laughs or giggles. She did it before but now it doesn't sound like uncanny valley. It really does sound humanlike. Her "oh" isn't a literal read of "oh", more like an actual human expression of surprise.

    Try this:
    "Hey Siri, laugh"

    ... She actually laughs! Even though the screen reads "ha, ha", her laugh has a very human like breath to it.

    If you keep repeating "laugh", she'll eventually say:

    "I'm glad you think it's funny" with an intonation of laughter in her voice. This one blew my mind!

    Anybody notice these traits?
     
  2. miknos Suspended

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    Don't know if its worth to make it more human. Imagine if we fall in love, like in movie Her (2013)?

    Siri has an annoying voice. I use the British one. Less natural compared to American but more pleasant.
     
  3. southflguy macrumors regular

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    I just noticed the changes in Siri on my new iPhone. It's very very different. Way more realistic.
     
  4. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    My Siri just says "LOL" or "Do I make you laugh?"

    Maybe it's because I'm using the British voice?
     
  5. ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    You can explicitly have it say haha. Similar effect.
    It was reported a couple months ago that Siri Voice would be moving to a machine learning system. That's probably what's in play.
    Source
     
  6. s.horsfield macrumors regular

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    Anybody got a video demoing this new voice? I can't find anything of it online. I'd be curious to hear the changes.
     
  7. freepomme Suspended

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    I'm actually trying to get Siri to work right now but I've definitely witnessed this. Siri could go down into a whisper.
     
  8. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    Yes it's definitely more natural. My wife uses the Australian male voice and it's much smoother too.
     
  9. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    My results. I use the British woman's voice too, because I'm a bit of an Anglophile.
     
  10. ipedro, Sep 17, 2016
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    If you think that I'm just imagining this, change the voice to British or Australian. They have not been updated to this generation and sound far more robotic. The difference is quite stark!
     
  11. ipedro, Sep 20, 2016
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    Just installed macOS Sierra and the difference is like night and day! The old Siri is still being used on macOS and it's terrible now that I've gotten used to the more human like Siri in iOS10.

    EDIT: A day later, the voices updated. Siri now sounds just as natural as she/he does on iOS10.
     

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