Apple iPad 3 to get Siri this year

After trying S Voice on my S3 I'm quite keen to see if Siri does the job any better as S Voice is rather kark.
 
More rumours being presented as gospel truth. I'd comment but...eh whatever.
 
I took the time to read the original 9-5 Mac article BGR based theirs on and it may be that Siri will be available on the new iPad as well as the iPad2. Hopefully if they're going to launch on any ipad they've beefed up their servers and it's ready to come out of beta.
 
I took the time to read the original 9-5 Mac article BGR based theirs on and it may be that Siri will be available on the new iPad as well as the iPad2. Hopefully if they're going to launch on any ipad they've beefed up their servers and it's ready to come out of beta.

Hopefully Siri can demonstrate some way of adding value on an iPad. I scratch my head thinking of how I'd even use it. It makes sense on a phone but I'm afraid it would become another GameCenter on my iPad.
 
After trying S Voice on my S3 I'm quite keen to see if Siri does the job any better as S Voice is rather kark.

Out of curiosity, can S Voice do the following (Which is what differentiates Siri from the old Voice Control)

"What is the time in New York?"
"How about London?" (Without having to specifically asking the time. It should understand context)

or

receive a message from someone, let S Voice read it to you, then ask S Voice
"What is my schedule like tomorrow at lunch time"
"Reply OK I'll see you then, " (Without saying whom to reply to. It should know context)

Siri was born out of one of the worlds largest AI project (done by DARPA). I struggle to believe the Samsung has cloned 4 years of work in 1 year.

I'm very curious
 
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Look, don't be naar, okay? She's not slow, she's just ... a little different to you and me. Unique and precious in her own special way.
 
After trying S Voice on my S3 I'm quite keen to see if Siri does the job any better as S Voice is rather kark.

From personal experience I find them to both be kark and gimmicky....more of a show off feature than a useful one.Sure one or two people might make it a point to use it and fit it into their lives but for majority that I've seen with a 4s it becomes just another feature thats latent.(I know 8 people with 4s's and only one uses his siri)
 
The other thing I was thinking is unless you're a hermit 'talking' to your phone is a lot less subtle than using your fingers to navigate while in the company of others. You can't go for a #2 and say "START ANGRYBIRDS" without some sort of consequences.
 
The other thing I was thinking is unless you're a hermit 'talking' to your phone is a lot less subtle than using your fingers to navigate while in the company of others. You can't go for a #2 and say "START ANGRYBIRDS" without some sort of consequences.

Of course in many circumstances it is easier to use your phone with your hands. Siri is not meant to replace that. Siri is also not a Voice Control feature. The iPhone has had that for many years now.

Siri is a AI that is used as a digital personal assistant using NLP.

From wikippedia :

"With Siri, Apple is using the results of more than four years of research funded by DARPA via SRI International's Artificial Intelligence Center through the Personalized Assistant that Learns Program and Cognitive Agent that Learns and Organizes Program CALO.

This includes the combined work from research teams from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rochester, the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Oregon State University, the University of Southern California, and Stanford University. This technology has come a long way with dialog and natural language understanding, machine learning, evidential and probabilistic reasoning, ontology and knowledge representation, planning, reasoning and service delegation."
 
Of course in many circumstances it is easier to use your phone with your hands. Siri is not meant to replace that. Siri is also not a Voice Control feature. The iPhone has had that for many years now.

Siri is a AI that is used as a digital personal assistant using NLP.

From wikippedia :

"With Siri, Apple is using the results of more than four years of research funded by DARPA via SRI International's Artificial Intelligence Center through the Personalized Assistant that Learns Program and Cognitive Agent that Learns and Organizes Program CALO.

This includes the combined work from research teams from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rochester, the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Oregon State University, the University of Southern California, and Stanford University. This technology has come a long way with dialog and natural language understanding, machine learning, evidential and probabilistic reasoning, ontology and knowledge representation, planning, reasoning and service delegation."

Still pretty kark IMO and 7 out of 8 4s users I know.
 
Still pretty kark IMO and 7 out of 8 4s users I know.

Yeah, I imagine this will be quite an ongoing field of research, as it is quite in it's infancy.

I was just wondering how S Voice stacks up, as I find it beyond belief that Samsung could clone that research in 8 months. Unless they have licensed similar research or bought a company that has done the same research
 
Siri is just a gimmick in its current state.

When I can talk to Siri like I would to the computer on the Enterprise then we can talk again :)
 
Yeah, I imagine this will be quite an ongoing field of research, as it is quite in it's infancy.

I was just wondering how S Voice stacks up, as I find it beyond belief that Samsung could clone that research in 8 months. Unless they have licensed similar research or bought a company that has done the same research

Apparently Samsung designed the software with Vlingo who have had similar tech for a while now.

Heres's a qoute from a tech site on the matter:

In December of last year, Nuance, the company currently powering speech in Apple’s Siri app on the iPhone 4S, acquired Vlingo. Samsung previously collaborated with Vlingo for the Voice Commander feature for the Galaxy S II. We expect Nuance has improved Vlingo since the acquisition, while Apple’s relationship with Nuance is not stopping Samsung from using the Vlingo technology.

below is a qoute from a dev on what makes s voice diffrent from siri etc...I dont know how true this is:

What makes it different from any other voice app is its part of the OS.

e.g. get a call, you can say 'Answer' or 'Ignore'
alarm rings, just say 'Snooze'

You don't have to launch an app or press buttons to do this, the phone is always active and listening. No one else does this!

IMO there is a lot of potential. e.g. when looking at an email/web page/picture you could just say 'forward to my family' and it would forward it to your family group.



Siri is just a gimmick in its current state.

When I can talk to Siri like I would to the computer on the Enterprise then we can talk again :)

Now we talking,that should be possible if they keep on improving it.Now about that Enterprise.....:D
 
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Apparently Samsung designed the software with Vlingo who have had similar tech for a while now.

Heres's a qoute from a tech site on the matter:



below is a qoute from a dev on what makes s voice diffrent from siri etc...I dont know how true this is:







Now we talking,that should be possible if they keep on improving it.Now about that Enterprise.....:D

Vlingo basically do speech-to-text with some hooks to perform certain actions. It's not much more advanced that Voice Control on the old iPhone or Voice Actions on Android.
It is actually owned by Nuance. Nuance also provide the speech to text for Apple that Apple then input into Siri.

So esentially, if that is true that it is just a version of Vlingo, then it doesn't offer the features that differentiates Siri from all other speech-to-text + voice-control apps, which is the AI component from SRI International. That is what allows it to understand context
 
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