Tagged with: Siri

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 20, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 20, 2014

If you think Siri is great, wait until you get a hold of Viv. Developed by the creative team behind Siri, Viv blows Siri out of the water. While Siri is limited to the tasks Apple wants it to do, Viv can teach itself and break down commands or questions into individual parts, figure everything out, then respond. Say you ...

Telling Siri Your Family Members Makes it a Lot More Useful

Telling Siri Your Family Members Makes it a Lot More Useful

If you really want to be able to emulate the characters in Apple's promotional videos then you need to be able to tell Siri to "call mom" and "email dad." Thanks to the custom label field built into iCloud contacts, you can assign any kind of relationship to people you know. Tell Siri about your best friend, your boss, and ...

Siri’s Creators Are Building a New AI That Can Do Everything

Siri’s Creators Are Building a New AI That Can Do Everything

When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera. Instead they focused on an unusual new feature: an intelligent assistant, dubbed Siri. At first Siri, endowed with a female voice, seemed almost human in the way she understood what you said to her and ...

‘Siri for Mac’ is Previewed in Apple’s Patent Application

‘Siri for Mac’ is Previewed in Apple’s Patent Application

While Apple's Siri has been an iOS staple since 2011, the tech has yet to make the jump to OS X. An exhaustive new patent filing, however, details a very similar desktop version of the virtual assistant that can perform dictation, high-level system commands and even act as a "third hand" for Mac users. As published by the ...

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 ...