October 11, 2011

Will Apple's Siri Make Us Kirk and Picard

Chris Foresman, Ars Technica


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Apple is launching the iPhone 4S this week with the recently unveiled integration of Siri, a voice activated "assistant." Siri accepts voice input and can perform a range of actions on your iPhone, including looking up information, adding calendar events, and even composing short texts and e-mails.

Siri shows a lot of promise in realizing human computer interaction using natural language. Right now, however, Apple seems to be wisely keeping the feature firmly in the...

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TAGGED: Speech Recognition, Apple, Siri

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