Siri for Mac

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Do you think Siri will be ported on the Mac any time soon?



Regards,



Cyril

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,425member
    I'm hoping so since most Macs save for the mini have microphones already built in.



    While Siri is a a killer feature for mobile the accessibility benefits on the Mac are just as profound for those with low vision and motor skill disability.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post


    I'm hoping so since most Macs save for the mini have microphones already built in.



    Mac Pro.



    But Apple doesn't really care about us anymore, so that's not surprising.



    Quote:

    While Siri is a a killer feature for mobile the accessibility benefits on the Mac are just as profound for those with low vision and motor skill disability.



    And it would be killer-er as an 'always-on, waiting-at-your-beck-and-literal-call' system.



    Start a sentence with, "Siri," and it follows the commands thereafter. No buttons pressed. THAT'S what I want.



    I also want it to call me, "sir," but one step at a time.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    They should have called it Jarvis ;-)
  • Reply 4 of 7
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,425member
    Oop



    Thanks for the call out Tallest. Yeah...the Mac Pro tsk tsk.



    I think one we have more cores available and continued memory management improvements in the OS programs like Siri will in fact run all the time.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    as far as i know there is no software like this for mac , but there is a very good one for windows called "denise" from guile3d studio. it can be used with a virtual machine in a mac.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,665member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by beemac View Post


    as far as i know there is no software like this for mac , but there is a very good one for windows called "denise" from guile3d studio. it can be used with a virtual machine in a mac.



    Not even close. Denise is a fixed list of voice commands (the usual "open menu", "play CD", "close app" etc.) with an overtly young guy pleasing porn-esque CGI babe front end. All of the engineering appears to have gone into syncing the avatars lips with the synth speech (and carefully getting the glossy highlights right) with just some basic context aware linking--things like "would you like me to send email" once you've composed an email. Plus there seems to be a bunch of silly demo ready random question responses, like "What is love to you" that does nothing for functionality. So basically Windows voice commands plus fake "personality" stuff plus sex.



    In the demo video there are some full body shots of your "digital assistant" in fetish wear, so I think we know what the intent is.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by addabox View Post


    porn-esque CGI babe [assistant]



    Oh, the implications. Good thing Apple went the gender-nonspecific route.



    There wouldn't be a porn star named "Siri".



    Though that DOES open other avenues…



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