Siri, that wasn't even close.

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  1. BrettDS macrumors 6502a

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    You ever see Siri give a response that's totally off and not even explainable? I asked Siri to call "Dr. Tartibi", so I can understand how it managed to mangle that and come up with "Dr. Turk TV", but I've got no clue how it went from there to Katie Adams. I double checked her contact and it's literally just the name Katie Adams and a phone number. Nothing else that might have lead Siri to believe I would have wanted to talk to her.

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  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Prior to iOS 9 I used Siri and dictation for everything, I rarely touched the keyboard. After updating to iOS 9 I'm finding that Siri is much less reliable.
     
  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    Next time don't talk to her with food in your mouth :p
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    Siri is able to pick up accents better in iOS 9 vs iOS 8.
     
  5. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe that's my problem, I don't have an accent. :(
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    pick up one :)

    "Hey Siri, Vat is dee Veather like too day"
     
  7. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    ROFL!
     
  8. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    oh, you just speak plain old 'English' do you...
     
  9. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    everyone has an accent. if you're speaking "standardized" english in the US, then that's American accent :)
     
  10. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    In that case, I stand corrected.
     
  11. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    :) its like saying "I'm not a person of color" - its just a layman's term which doesn't mean anything. white people are not white and black people are not black. whites are pinkish/mildly brownish and black people are dark-brownish. Everyone is a person of color :)
     
  12. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    no...
     
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  14. BrettDS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well this thread certainly didn't wind up where I expected it to
     
  15. rican macrumors 6502

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    You're saying it wrong ;)
     
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    I asked about the weather and found strange Vedda people which i have never heard until Siri showed them to me :D im quite sure my english is not that bad... Is there way to train Siri for names? Siri wants me to pronounce names in english when trying to make a call to somebody and oh boy, that sounds so artificial.
     
  18. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    Siri doesn't understand my accent because I live in the US but I'm Cuban Irish born in Galway. So she's expecting American speech patterns and doesn't get me.
    It's quite frustrating. I've given up.
     
  19. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Its not just you. Siri was great until iOS 9, now it's just garbage.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Odd, I'm having about the same if not better experience with Siri.
     
  21. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    You're lucky. My experience with Siri on iOS 9 is similar to the OP.
     
  22. WarcraftWidow macrumors member

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    Siri works well for me but I have a standard mid-Atlantic US accent.
     
  23. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Siri has never had trouble with my accent until iOS 9. Is there any way we can better train Siri on an iPhone 6
     
  24. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    I dont think discussion of accents and how well Siri understands what you said is exactly what this is about

    OP accepts Siri misheard but wonders how it can go from dr Turk tv to Katie Adams

    my only guess which is a stretch is that Apple couldn't find anything meaningful with that and put it through another phonetic search (things that sound similar) and that was a close enough match to suggest it. at a stretch, TV (and -tibi) sounds a bit like Katie. then it found a Katie in your contacts.
     
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    Completely agree!!
     

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