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Rookbird

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What Apple really needs to work on is Siri. Right now it's pretty useless. I try and use it to send a text and it is so frustrating. Most of the time I have to correct way to much of the texts. Siri gets it wrong a lot. Yet voice recognition is the future of electronic device interaction. What they need to build is a Siri chip. Get rid of having to use the internet to use Siri. Voice interaction is too important. It needs its own chip. It is VERY possible to build a voice recognition chip right now that would accelerate the advancement of Siri to where it's accuracy would be WAY better than it is now. That's what Apple needs to build. It would set their products apart from the competition and they need that right now.
 

Thor_1

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I do agree that Siri would be better if it didn't require a internet connection to work. However, I would say 99% of the time Siri works great for me.
 
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I do agree that Siri would be better if it didn't require a internet connection to work. However, I would say 99% of the time Siri works great for me.

Siri handles tasking really well (I.e Schedule, messages, E-mail, etc.) Siri needs revamping with dictation/deciphering mainly. But with the right tweaking, it has full potential to be the best.
 

Rookbird

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Siri handles tasking really well (I.e Schedule, messages, E-mail, etc.) Siri needs revamping with dictation/deciphering mainly. But with the right tweaking, it has full potential to be the best.
I agree. The tasking works pretty well but the dictation is what frustrates me. I don't get very good accuracy.
 

Abazigal

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Siri has improved quite a fair bit for me. When it works, it's amazing and transcribes my dictated text perfectly. When it fails, almost every word is wrong, it's hilarious. Still a vast improvement compared to when it first debuted with the 4s, but still a very long way to go.
 

Jessica08

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It's better than it used to be IMO. It's still hard at times for it to pick up on my southern accent, but I only use it to send short/simple texts or to ask scores to games or what's the weather. I agree it needs to be improved.
 

nav92

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I agree. Siri could learn a few tricks from it's rivals but I love to use it to set reminders from the Watch. The only thing which I use it for on a common basis.
 
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C DM

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Google Voice has greatly improved over Siri in these last two years. I use Google Voice quite frequently.
You probably mean something other than Google Voice (the phone service). Perhaps Google Now, or Google Assistant, or something like that?
 

Stevessvt

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Other day I asked Siri to find me an auto parts store near by and it came up with one window tinting place. I opened the Google app and asked it and it found 4 auto parts stores near by.

Today I asked Siri how many seasons of mythbusters where there,....

It said it Hmm, I'm not finding anything on that.
It just doesn't work as well as it should at this point.
 

fatalogic

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I just switched from android and I just though the Siri complaints were overblown but honestly it is way behind google now/assistant. Google does way better with recognition and overall consistency.
 

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I just switched from android and I just though the Siri complaints were overblown but honestly it is way behind google now/assistant. Google does way better with recognition and overall consistency.

It's unfortunate And true. Siri has fallen behind. And I say this, being I appreciate Siri. I do think Apple is working on Siri to improve her. At least from previous articles have indicated this.
 

Rookbird

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It's unfortunate And true. Siri has fallen behind. And I say this, being I appreciate Siri. I do think Apple is working on Siri to improve her. At least from previous articles have indicated this.

I think they are working on it too but I don't think they are giving it the attention that it really should get.

Apple needs something to set them apart from the competition and if they were too really advance Siri that would set them apart. Right now they are starting to just blend in with everyone else.
 

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I think they are working on it too but I don't think they are giving it the attention that it really should get.

Agreed. At least not in terms of what Google
Has been investing with Google Voice/Google Assistant.
 
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