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John Willoughby's Avatar Picture John Willoughby – October 12, 2016 07:58PM Reply Quote
Talk about Siri, and Apple AI.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/12/2016 07:59PM by John Willoughby.

John Willoughby – June 07, 2017 04:23PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Alexa is far ahead, no doubt. Somebody pointed out that, for all the talk about Siri at the WWDC keynote, not one word was spoken to Siri.

ARL (Moderator) – June 07, 2017 08:53PM Reply Quote
How did Apple squander that lead? Wasn't Siri an industry first at one point?

John Willoughby – June 08, 2017 12:51PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
So, it sucks for good reasons, but that isn't going to change.

Plus, I don't understand how privacy concerns keep speech to text so terrible. My wife uses speech to text almost exclusively in Messages and her messages are laughably incomprehensible.

John Willoughby – September 01, 2017 03:55PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
So, Siri is being transferred from Eddy Cue to Craig Federighi. I guess that with HomePod rushing towards release, somebody finally realized that Siri is laughably inferior to its competitors, at least in English.

ARL (Moderator) – September 01, 2017 07:59PM Reply Quote
Just another plant in Apple's walled garden of neglect...

John Willoughby – March 16, 2018 03:09PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support

bahamut – May 07, 2018 07:30AM Reply Quote
Alexa is racing Siri to be the bigger idiot.

Our blinds are on Alexa, which is ok, but we can't call the living room the living room since apparently Alexa already thinks there is a living room (even though we have no idea what is being controlled under "living room"). Half the time when we ask her to do something she says "sorry, I can't do that right now".

ddt – May 07, 2018 08:51PM Reply Quote
Can you rename the blinds as "pod bay doors"?


ddt – May 07, 2018 08:52PM Reply Quote
Oh come on, we were all thinking it.


Mokers (Moderator) – May 07, 2018 10:23PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Do you have a nest with living room?

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John Willoughby – August 09, 2018 01:59PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I think that I've said this before, but I was reminded again today: my 2016 Subaru has Siri in it, Siri as she was before Apple acquired it. It understands everything that I say, and the texts that I dictate through it are letter-perfect. And there is no way that the microphone in my car is better or more sensitive than that in my phone.

Apple threw away a lot of Siri's strengths in their effort to extend it beyond English.

Roger – October 08, 2018 02:19PM Reply Quote
This morning, outside the closed post office:

ME: Is today a postal holiday?
SIRI: There's no holiday today.
ME: What day is Columbus Day?
SIRI: Today is Columbus Day!
ME: Is Columbus Day a postal holiday?
SIRI: I can search the web for "Is Columbus Day a postal holiday" if you like.

Really, why would anyone use this?

John Willoughby – October 08, 2018 02:22PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support

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