Tagged with: Siri

Siri Will Soon Be Able to Understand You Much Better

Siri Will Soon Be Able to Understand You Much Better

It all started at a small academic get-together in Whistler, British Columbia. The topic was speech recognition, and whether a new and unproven approach to machine intelligence—something called deep learning—could help computers more effectively identify the spoken word. Microsoft funded the mini-conference, held just ...

7 Siri Trips to Help Get More Out of Your iPhone

7 Siri Trips to Help Get More Out of Your iPhone

Apple's voice-activated assistant is now a well-known personality in his/her own right, but unless you've taken the time to dig into all the features that Siri offers you might not realize just now capable it is (particularly since the arrival of iOS 7). Here are seven ways to get Siri working harder for you. Siri can not ...

A Siri Hack Opens the Assistant Up to a Whole New World

A Siri Hack Opens the Assistant Up to a Whole New World

We already know Apple is working on improving Siri, but gosh dangit, the folks in Cupertino just aren't moving as fast as some would like. That's why a quartet of freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania decided to try making Siri do more on their own... at a hackathon, no less. They wound up taking third prize for the ...

Leaks: BlackBerry is Working on a Competitor to Google Now and Siri

Leaks: BlackBerry is Working on a Competitor to Google Now and Siri

Looks like Microsoft isn't the only latecomer scrambling to add a voice-guided assistant to its mobile platform. A leaked test-build of the new BlackBerry firmware (version 10.3.0.140, if you're curious) is rocking an app called "Intelligent Assistant," but as both N4BB and a ZonaBlackBerry forum poster have noticed, it ...

Report: Apple to Let Siri Interact With More Third-Party Apps

Report: Apple to Let Siri Interact With More Third-Party Apps

Apple is working to make Siri play nice with more third-party apps and services, according to a new report from The Information. Within a larger piece on the mobile search battleground and app integration, the tech site revealed that Apple is working on improving Siri’s search capabilities, and widening its capability ...

Intel’s Upcoming Voice Recognition Will Put Siri to Shame

Intel’s Upcoming Voice Recognition Will Put Siri to Shame

There’s a problem with today’s voice recognition systems: They’re just too slow. Anyone who has waited in frustration while Siri or Google’s Voice Search “thinks” about even the simplest commands knows what I’m talking about. The problem isn’t voice recognition software per se, which is more accurate than ...

How to Get the Most Out of Siri on Your iPhone and iPad

How to Get the Most Out of Siri on Your iPhone and iPad

For a feature that has so many uses across all of iOS, it is amazing how many people have never used Siri before. A survey taken in the second half of last year found that as many as 84 percent of users polled were not using Siri following the launch of iOS 7. That means that there are still quite a few individuals that for ...

Yahoo May Be Building a Siri-Killer Personal Assistant

Yahoo May Be Building a Siri-Killer Personal Assistant

Yahoo may be working on its own voice-based personal assistant to rival Apple's Siri and Google Now. A video has recently surfaced that shows the unreleased app running on an Android smartphone. The origins of the clip are unclear, though it may have been developed for internal purposes. In the video, we see the Android ...

Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ and the Digital Future of Love

Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ and the Digital Future of Love

I can’t wait to see Her. Opening in limited release next week (and already getting rave reviews and year-end awards), Spike Jonze’s newest movie is set in the “near future” and stars Joaquin Phoenix as a lonely man who falls in love with a Siri-like A.I. system, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. She’s specifically ...

Survey: 85 Percent of iPhone Owners on iOS 7 Have Never Used Siri

Survey: 85 Percent of iPhone Owners on iOS 7 Have Never Used Siri

85 per cent of iPhone owners who've updated their phones have never used Siri, according to new research -- and those that have are divided on whether Siri lives up to Apple's promises. That number is based on a survey of 2,330 Apple-owning folk in the US who have upgraded to iOS 7, the latest software for iPhone and iPad. ...