Apple acquires Siri, developer of personal assistant app for iPhone

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  • Reply 21 of 60
    scottibscottib Posts: 381member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by melgross View Post


    What, exactly, does MS sync do? Can you supply a link?



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Sync



    http://www.fordvehicles.com/technology/sync/



    My father has it in his Flex. Pretty slick.
  • Reply 22 of 60
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,510member
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    Originally Posted by Tulkas View Post


    They are public, symbol NUAN.

    yahoo finance puts them at a current cap of$ 4.93bn.



    Their site has links to their SEC filings and earnings if that is what you are looking for.



    They have been pretty busy lately themselves with acquisitions. Some, unrelated to voice.



    That's strange. I looked at their sitemap, and saw no reference to any financial data.
  • Reply 23 of 60
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by scottiB View Post


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Sync



    http://www.fordvehicles.com/technology/sync/



    My father has it in his Flex. Pretty slick.



    Not nearly as sophisticated though. Siri uses natural language queries, while Ford sync only recognizes what appears to be programmed-in words and phrases. That's been around for ages on the Mac, and even older systems.
  • Reply 24 of 60
    technotechno Posts: 737member
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    Originally Posted by FormerARSgm View Post


    I think it's pretty clear why Apple bought Siri... but we all know there's often a deeper plan that will amaze us later.



    For example - there is a growing trend to shut down cell phones while driving. Perhaps Siri becomes the answer - allowing a driver to just say (in plain speak) what information they want rather than looking away at the screen. Just a thought.



    Driver: Where can I buy a pearl cover for my wife's iPhone?



    Siri interpretation: Where can I lay with a girl other than my wife? - I phone.



    Siri action: Text wife with question.





    Hope this works as well as the video demo.
  • Reply 25 of 60
    monstrositymonstrosity Posts: 2,234member
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    Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post


    AppleSux your presence here has been of no benefit to AI as I can see it. I'd think long and hard about the next few messages you post with regard to their relative value on Appleinsider.



    Cheers



    Finish him
  • Reply 26 of 60
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by techno View Post


    Driver: Where can I buy a pearl cover for my wife's iPhone?



    Siri interpretation: Where can I lay with a girl other than my wife? - I phone.



    Siri action: Text wife with question.





    Hope this works as well as the video demo.





    Hardest I've laughed in days, thanks



    And not even that far off from the truth! http://gizmodo.com/5478789/this-is-h...-relationships
  • Reply 27 of 60
    tulkastulkas Posts: 3,757member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by techno View Post


    Driver: Where can I buy a pearl cover for my wife's iPhone?



    Siri interpretation: Where can I lay with a girl other than my wife? - I phone.



    Siri action: Text wife with question.





    Hope this works as well as the video demo.



    Siri Voice Search, the Newton Handwriting Recognition of today
  • Reply 28 of 60
    monstrositymonstrosity Posts: 2,234member
    not available in UK store. How annoying.
  • Reply 29 of 60
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tulkas View Post


    Siri Voice Search, the Newton Handwriting Recognition of today



    It's actually pretty good. If you've got an iPhone, 3G or later, give it a try, it's free.
  • Reply 30 of 60
    steviestevie Posts: 956member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tulkas View Post


    Siri Voice Search, the Newton Handwriting Recognition of today



    That's APPLE voice search, thankyouverymuch.
  • Reply 31 of 60
    tulkastulkas Posts: 3,757member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by melgross View Post


    It's actually pretty good. If you've got an iPhone, 3G or later, give it a try, it's free.



    I expect it is. I was just going along with the thread of the joke.



    I actually found my MP2100 to be quite good with the handwriting recognition. I should dig it out sometime.
  • Reply 32 of 60
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tulkas View Post


    I expect it is. I was just going along with the thread of the joke.



    I actually found my MP2100 to be quite good with the handwriting recognition. I should dig it out sometime.



    The last model was pretty good. A friend still uses his for this and that.
  • Reply 33 of 60
    I just tried Siri...



    Fantastic!



    I wonder if the developers will see APIs for this in the SDK...



    I know that I certainly could use it.



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  • Reply 34 of 60
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Originally Posted by monstrosity View Post


    not available in UK store. How annoying.



    Voice queries are provided in "natural" English,
  • Reply 35 of 60
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,423member
    just tried it. Works simply and the voice recognition was 100%



    I haven't tried more advance stuff and the "magic" behind Siri is how it

    intelligently plans around your day. If it was just voice search it'd be nothing

    that you don't already have with Bing and Google but where Siri appears to

    be groundbreaking is it's intelligence.
  • Reply 36 of 60
    boeyc15boeyc15 Posts: 986member
    I have used Siri, I thought it was very good at voice recog. For example, be on the road and say ' Nearest McDonalds' , it would confirm my request and then proceed to map it. Can do the same in google but type local McDonalds.



    I don't know how well sync and google voice recog etc work so can't comment on those.



    This sounds like a wise 'technology' buy for the voice recog unless there are other features I am not familiar with.
  • Reply 37 of 60
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,423member
    Long video but fascinating



    Siri is a lot deeper than what many may think



    http://vimeo.com/5424527





    I have a hunch that Apple has been behind Sir for quite some time. Perhaps over a year. The relationship between Apple and Siri was pretty cozy sounding. Also look at Apple's recently patents.



    iGroups - Social networking

    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patentl...velopment.html



    iTunes ticket purchasing (gets more powerful with something like Siri)

    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patentl...et-system.html



    Both of these patents now add more weight with Siri acquisition.



    Very clever acquisition from Apple.
  • Reply 38 of 60
    kpluckkpluck Posts: 500member
    The only downside I see is that Apple will probably require that all restaurants and movies be approved before being included in their version of Siri's app.



    -kpluck
  • Reply 39 of 60
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,510member
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    Originally Posted by kpluck View Post


    The only downside I see is that Apple will probably require that all restaurants and movies be approved before being included in their version of Siri's app.



    -kpluck



    Considering how bad some are, I wouldn't mind.
  • Reply 40 of 60
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,665member
    Holy smokes, it's Knowledge Navigator. Run an OS level integrated version of Siri on the iPad plus speech instead of text responses and we're like 90% of the way there.
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