Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum
The story is about the potential
Siri will learn and need to fail-through to generic web searches
less and less over time.
When Google first appeared on the scene -- it wasn't as good as Yahoo and some others.
But, over time Google improved -- as will Siri!
A little off topic here, don't know who else to mention it to, but does Siri do well with the new American standard female itty-bitty-girl accent with the flat "A" and the mincing other vowels? As in, "think yew" (mouth barely opening, lips pulled back to a smiling grimace) instead of thank you?
Do you have any such females around to test? My thought is that little girls could learn NOT to talk like that by using Siri. She actually talks like an adult.
As you may have guessed, I am annoyed by this accent. We're now getting NPR voices with this disability, which I think comes from watching cartoons and learning English from children's TV.