Originally Posted by hnlperbt
And Apple slapped the beta sticker on Siri, the main selling point of the iPhone 4S. Main features should not be in beta.
How exactly does Apple get Siri out of beta without the general public using it rampantly? Are you seriously suggesting that a few thousand devs could work out all the aspects that make up the way a digital assistant needs to understand various languages, phonemes, accents, and dialects, as well as all the parsing for cultural references and proper nouns to understand the intent of your speech?
What you should have done before you posted was to consider why, of all the keynote features Apple has released and advertised over the years, do you think that this one feature would get the Beta tag on it? Instead you've just jumped into what I assume is some anti-Apple dreamworld where Apple is failing and Steve Jobs would have never done this BS.
If you actually step back and look at the reality of the tech and the only way this tech can become a great service you will come to the realization that all such tech that tries to interpret meaning from human speech will need a massive and continual amount of data.