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Intel

Intel’s Upcoming Voice Recognition Will Put Siri to Shame

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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 ever. The problem is that voice recognition […]

Siri

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

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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 […]

Yahoo

Yahoo May Be Building a Siri-Killer Personal Assistant

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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 […]

Her

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

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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 designed to […]

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

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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 […]